Nissan LEAF revealed as the best-selling car in Norway and top-selling EV in Europe

  • Nissan LEAF is now the best-selling car overall in Norway following unprecedented sales success
  • Nissan LEAF is the best-selling electric vehicle across Europe
  • Enhancements to the Nissan LEAF line-up include extended range, new connected services and added trim options

 

Paris, France (21 January, 2019) – Sales of the award-winning, all-electric Nissan LEAF are surging throughout Europe as consumer appetite for electric vehicles (EVs) continues to grow, and Norway has emerged as a standout market for the LEAF, with more car buyers opting for the EV over any other car on sale.

 

With a population of over 5.3 million, 12,303* LEAFs found homes in Norway in 2018, with the nation’s strong focus on sustainability cited for its sales success.

 

Owing to consistent high demand, the Nissan LEAF has taken the crown as the best-selling EV in Europe for 2018, with 40,699* sold across the continent.

 

To ensure LEAF remains the most competitive EV offering on the market, Nissan recently confirmed two new versions of the LEAF for Europe. The addition of the new Nissan LEAF e+ 3.ZERO Limited Edition, which is fitted with an uprated 62 kWh battery, brings enhanced performance and a range of up to 385km# from a single charge.

 

The new Nissan LEAF 3.ZERO equipped with a 40kWh battery brings to Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle an 8-inch infotainment screen enabling additional connectivity services such as door-to-door navigation.

 

An all-new and improved Nissan Connect EV app will also be available when the new LEAF 3.ZERO goes on sale in Europe.

 

In addition to new connected services, it also benefits from new colour and trim options, including a contrasting roof, enabling more scope for personalisation, enhancing the appeal of Nissan EV ownership even further.

 

“This latest announcement marks the start of a very optimistic 2019 for our EV range,” said Nissan Europe’s senior vice president, sales and marketing, Ken Ramirez.

 

“The fact that the Nissan LEAF is still the default choice for EV buyers in Europe is a testament to its all-round capability as the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility - especially with the ever-growing range of competitors.

 

“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.

 

“With the range now stronger than ever, we look forward to welcoming more customers to EV ownership in the coming months.”

 

In addition the Nissan LEAF remains the world's best-selling EV, with more than 380,000 units sold globally since the original car launched in 2010.

 

Both the Nissan LEAF e+ 3.ZERO Limited Edition and the Nissan LEAF 3.ZERO are available to order now, with first deliveries expected in summer 2019 and May 2019 respectively.

 

The new LEAF is the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, helping to pioneer a future which brings together intelligent power, intelligent driving and intelligent integration.

 

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* Nissan LEAFs sold in Europe up to the end of December 2018

#Nissan forecast range for WLTP combined cycle protocol tests. Final homologated range data for LEAF e+ 3.ZERO Limited edition expected later in 2019.

 

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2017, the company sold 5.77 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.9 trillion yen. On April 1, 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30 per cent increase in annualised revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolised by the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and acquired a 34 per cent stake in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is today the world’s largest automotive partnership, with combined sales of more than 10.6 million vehicles in calendar year 2017.

 

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For further information:

 

Karla Leach  

General Manager – Corporate Communications

Nissan Motor Co. Australia

Phone: +61 3 9797 4509

Email: karla_leach@nissan.com.au

 

Tony Mee  

Corporate Communications Manager

Nissan Motor Co. Australia

Phone: +61 3 9797 4227

Email: tony_mee@nissan.com.au

 

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