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WESTERN EUROPE

First in low-voltage segment - Nissan Leaf
Nissanís Leaf top dog as Europeís electric car sales lift
Published: Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:24:00 GMT
 

Nissan Leaf races to European number one slot

In both October and the year to date, electric cars have scarcely made a ripple in West Europeís nascent car sales recovery, but one development in particular simply couldnít fail but attract the serious attention of electric car market watchers. 

During the month and the ten month to date, Nissanís Leaf emerged as the top dog in this small pack of battery-powered cars in Western Europe. In both October and the year to date, it was the regionís top-selling electric car, followed in respective second and third position by Renaultís ZOE and Opel/Vauxhallís Ampera.

Two factors in particular contributed to Leafís victory.

Despite the clearly audible firing of the starting gun, Renaultís ZOE made a false start after failing to get out of the starting blocks. 

Nissanís longer established Leaf, in pin-sharp contrast, continued to performed strongly in all of the regionís main electric markets. 

Its crowning effort, in October, if not for the year to date, it was to be Norwayís top-selling car, outperforming not only its electric rivals, but also all conventionally powered cars
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DATA AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS WITH THIS ARTICLE:

West European new electric car sales:  
by country OCTOBER 2013 VS OCTOBER 2012
by country 10-MONths 2013 VS 10-MONths 2012
       

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