Nissan Leaf and Volkswagen e-Golf head-to-head in Norway

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In Norway, the Volkswagen e-Golf is trying to get its EV crown back, but it won’t be easy due to the current popularity of the new Nissan Leaf. Nonetheless, Volkswagen almost did it last month.

It’s curious that in Norway, the two best selling electric cars don’t have a TMS (Thermal Management System). The cold climate alone will keep the batteries well preserved.


Let’s see the top 5 in Norway in May:

  1. Nissan Leaf: 644
  2. Volkswagen e-Golf: 622
  3. BMW i3: 407
  4. Tesla Model S: 272
  5. Tesla Model X: 247


Anyway, considering that the Hyundai Kona Electric and Hyundai IONIQ Electric will have their production very restricted, Nissan and Volkswagen will fight alone for the EV crown during this year. Next year, with the arrival of the Tesla Model 3 it’ll be a completely different story. Nonetheless, later this year the BMW i3 will get a range boost, which itself will make things a bit more interesting.



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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

This year is already really exciting, mostly due to the M3 and IPace, but Next year is going to be even more so with so many new entries available. im guessing the EQC and the Audi will also compete in Norway too.