Nissan Leaf Becomes Norway’s Best-Selling Car Overall, Keeps EV Crown In Europe

Norway’s appetite for all-electric vehicles grows stronger each year, to the point where Nissan was able to top the overall sales charts for 2018 with the Leaf.

The Japanese car maker managed to sell 12,303 Leafs during the previous year in Norway, becoming the country’s best-selling car overall.

In addition, the electric hatchback remained Europe’s most popular EV, selling 40,699 units during the past year.

Nissan has updated the car with the introduction of new features, the most important of which is the addition of the Leaf e+ version that sports a larger 62kWh battery pack. The new battery extends the driving range to a WLTP-estimated 239 miles (384 km) and offers faster acceleration, too.

The Leaf also offers additional connected services, new color options (including a contrasting roof) and a new NissanConnect EV mobile app. The new connectivity features are offered in the new 3.Zero limited edition which comes with an eight-inch infotainment system that gets additional functions such as door-to-door navigation.

“We can celebrate standout sales success with Norway as an example, as it highlights how the Nissan electric ecosystem has established itself as a sustainable lifestyle choice in a relatively short space of time,” said Ken Ramirez, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Nissan Europe. “With the range now stronger than ever, we look forward to welcoming more customers to EV ownership in the coming months.”

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