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WESTERN EUROPE

Nissan Leaf top dog as Europeís electric car sales lift
Nissanís Leaf, with 1,286 sales this October and 8,895 for the 10-months to date, was West Europe's top-selling electric car
Published: Thu, 28 November 2013 09:58:41 GMT
 

Nissan Leaf Norway Electric Cars 2013

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. 

Nissanís Leaf, with chart-topping sales of 1,286 sales this October and 8,895 for the ten months to date, was crowned top dog in West Europeís small pack of battery-powered cars. 

8,895
Nissan Leafs sold across Western Europe during the first 10-months 2013


AIDís exclusively compiled data further reveals that Renaultís ZOE and Opel/Vauxhallís Ampera in turn captured second and third position in both October and year to date.

Two factors in particular contributed to Leafís victory. 

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

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

Its crowning effort? 

In October, if not for the year to date, it was Norwayís top-selling car, outperforming not only all 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
   

by Top SELLING MODEL BY country OCTOBER 2013 VS OCTOBER 2012
by Top SELLING MODEL BY country OCTOBER 2013 VS OCTOBER 2012

    

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