2018 Nissan Leaf is leading alone the car market in Norway

New 2018 Nissan Leaf in white

With 2.172 new registrations (2.340 including used units) in Norway last month, the 2018 Nissan Leaf is leading alone with 15,1 % market share. The #rapidgate clearly doesn’t affect deliveries in cold countries, which is understandable.


Norway’s passenger car sales:

  1. Nissan Leaf: 2.172 (15,1 %)
  2. Tesla Model X: 727 (5 %)
  3. Volkswagen Golf: 697 (4,8 %)
  4. Tesla Model S: 676 (4,7 %)
  5. BMW i3: 528 (3,7 %)
  6. Mitsubishi Outlander: 463 (3,2 %)
  7. Volvo V90: 453 (3,1 %)
  8. Renault Zoe: 347 (2,4 %)
  9. Volvo XC60 339 (2,4 %)
  10. Toyota Rav4: 295 (2 %)


If Nissan can keep deliveries going at the current pace, more than 20.000 Nissan Leafs could be delivered this year in Norway.

It’s very probable that Nordic countries can absorb all production capacity and Nissan will prioritize deliveries to this region. It would be smart to treat the 2018 Nissan Leaf as a regional Nordic Edition, until the 2019 Nissan Leaf arrives with a battery suitable for every climate.

Anyway, there’s no doubt that Nissan – unlike many other legacy automakers – wants to sell its electric car, especially now that the gas counterpart Nissan Pulsar will soon be discontinued and the Nissan Leaf will be alone in its segment. The 2019 Nissan Leaf will even be sold in Brazil (a very warm country).

Nonetheless, it’s strange that only 1.500 units were sold in the USA last month, considering that the European plant was the last to initiate production.

In the coming months, where do you think the 2018 Nissan Leaf will sell better? Europe, North America or Japan?



More info:


https://www.itanywhere.no/E-reg.php?car=Nissan Leaf

Pedro Lima

My interest in electric transportation is mostly political. I’m tired of coups and wars for oil. My expectation is that the adoption of electric transportation will be a factor for peace and democracy all over the world.

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3 years ago

manau norvegija virsys visus lukescius .as irgi labai noriu tokio automobilio nes teko vairuoti nissan nv200

John Doe
3 years ago
Reply to  arturas

Yeah, I think you’re right. The Leaf is the only EV in this clas, that can deliver to everybody that wants one. They are almost able to meet demand. The previous LEAF model got a reputation of just working.. and that is something many car buyers have as priority nr 1.
The E-Golf has a huge waiting line, the Zoe is smaller, the i3 is more expensive, and M3 is not for sale, and the MS & MX is very expensive. The Jaguar will sell all they can send to Norway. .
The ionic could have sold thousands too, but they don’t make enough. The Audi will be ready late this year, and thousands are in line to buy one.
With more money paid to owners for scrapping their van – the electric van sales will be higher too. At first it will rise slowly, and then increase a lot, as better vans come for sale.
You have to wait in line to be able to buy a Renault Kangoo Z.E. and the larger vans are slowly coming for sale this and next year. I’m just not sure they are able to meet demand either.

3 years ago

I don’t think the difference between how the leaf 2018 will behave in Norway compared to Portugal. The first dc charge will be fast in both countries, maybe slower in Norway. The second charge will be limited to 22kW in Portugal and the third will be limited in Norway. We’re talking 400km in Portugal before limitation and 500-600km in Norway before limitation. Difference not huge.

3 years ago

I just love conspiracy conclusions from the Author, concluding things with pure fantasy and without any proof of all.

3 years ago
Reply to  Pedro Lima

Meanwhile i block this site – i prefer real news and not Fake.

3 years ago
Reply to  michael

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And then realize, that this is the most professional one.
No marketing bullshits, but large amount of fine essential technical info.
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3 years ago

It will be quite some time to feel the „rabbitgate“ effect in the statisics…

Orderbooks are full…what else should they buy?

I‘m sad…in germany the visia doesn‘t have chademo nor the 6,6 kw ac charger…they are doing every mistake they could do…

Did they choose tenerifa, because there is no quickcharger…all the press reports were good…old prices were attractive…they are fooling us.

3 years ago

An American poster on the insideevs forum just documented their purchase of a 2018 Leaf. Nissan dealers weren’t great, GM dealers were worse. Nissan also didn’t have good lease options, so maybe that’s depressing their US sales?

3 years ago

There’s nothing better. Even with all the battery woes, what better EV is there? For real? No marketing bullshit.

3 years ago

The sad thing is that if you want an affordable but still viable electric car right now, there is not much to choose from but the 2018 Leaf.

Hyundai Ioniq is a compliance car in miniscule numbers + overpriced compared to the Leaf. The Kona EV seems to be the same. Maybe Hyundai will ship in serious numbers in a couple of years, the current production numbers are laughable and we don’t know too much about the longevity of their batteries either (even is liquid cooled).

Current Golf EV, BMW i3, KIA Soul and similar are low-range, strictly in-city cars, not comparable to the 2018 Leaf. A bit higher production than Hyundai but not much.

Nissan has a huge dealership network and the old Leaf is a know quantity and quality from which you can at least try to project. Yes, rapid charing limits are bad and we can still can’t be sure about the longevity of the 40 kWh battery without the TMS but at least the rapid charging limits hopefully protect the battery from the degradation we see with the 30 kWh.

3 years ago

If I should compare last years models I would say that the Hyundai Ioniq Electric is a better car than the 30kWh Nissan Leaf. The Ioniq Electric isn’t really available or really overpriced, but at least is charges faster.

3 years ago

In Portugal at least the ioniq is overpriced, for sure…

When i was checking prices late 2017, they were +/- at below prices – already with final discounts:
– Nissan Leaf 40kwh 2.zero: 31 KEUR (bought it :))
– Kia Soul: around 32KEUR
– VW Golf: around 35/37 KEUR
– Renault Zoe (not flex): 30-31 KEUR
– Hyundai Ioniq: 39KEUR
-BMW i3: wife did not liked it… :p

3 years ago

About sales in the US, there were also 423 of them in Canada (obviously the best month ever, as it never reach 200 before!). http://www.tinyurl.com/CanadaEVSales

3 years ago
Reply to  JF

I just saw one in the wild today in Ottawa. First one ive seen.

Marcel Guldemond
3 years ago
Reply to  JF

Nice chart. Looks like Q1 2018 plug in sales are up almost 70% over Q1 2017, and that’s not including Tesla or BMW sales yet. Outlander and Prius Prime also did really well.

I still count EVs when I’m out, but they used to be few and far between. Now I often see multiple EVs when I’m out. Hopefully soon it’ll be into double digits!

Of course, if the Conservatives win the provincial election in June, they’ll surely kill the incentives, so sales will tank after that…

3 years ago

Leaf not selling in the USA because of the Chevy Bolt. As you know Bolt has range of 238 miles (well above 250 miles in city driving).

3 years ago

Leaf was not selling because production is still ramping up. With a limited supply dealers aren’t willing to deal. Chevy wanted less for the more expensive Bolt than Nissan wanted for the Leaf.

I’ll check in with them again this summer.