Nissan LEAF Sales Soar in Norway
Creating innovative electric vehicles that appeal to a wide demographic is key to getting consumers to make the switch to greener mobility. Thankfully, Nissan has that covered with models like the Nissan LEAF. However, it also takes some effort on the part of government. In this area, it seems as though Norway provides a perfect example.
In a mere six months, Norwegian consumers have bought up a remarkable 1,000 Nissan LEAF EV's and pushed the model up to be the second-best selling new Nissan model in the country. How is this so? Two words: infrastructure and incentives.
Hand-in-hand with Nissan, the Norwegian government recognizes the importance of facilitating change in the area of environmental responsibility. Electric vehicle drivers enjoy benefits such as no value-added tax, no new car tax, free parking, toll exemption, and the use of private bus lanes.
What's more, Norway has the available infrastructure to support a dense network of alternatively-powered autos. For example, the chagrining infrastructure on the streets of Oslo totals an unbelievable 3.500 public charging points. Important to note: many of these juicing stations are also completely free.
Olivier Paturet, General Manager of Zero Emission Strategy at Nissan Europe, exclaims, "We are very happy to see that the ambition of the Norwegian government has matched our own with strong support for the widespread introduction of electric vehicles."1
To learn more about the evolution of the Nissan LEAF and Nissan EV initiatives here in the United States, feel free to stop by Bay Ridge Nissan and speak with one of our team members at 6501 5th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11220 anytime.