Norway, a Top Market for the Nissan Leaf EV

It seems Norway has pretty much adopted the Nissan Leaf. A report coming from the Japanese automaker says 17 in every 1000 cars there is a Leaf during 2012, the first full year of sales.
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That might not sound like much, but it is the highest adoption rate per capita in the entire world. The Leaf is already the 13th best-selling car in Norway, with 2,298 examples registered in 2012. In the second largest city in the county, Trondheim, it's actually the second best selling car.

Reflecting the popularity of electric vehicles across the country, a link has recently been established with McDonalds Restaurants, which will be installing Quick Chargers in its car parks. So now, you can eat your fast food and enjoy fast charging.

Norway is also the first country where somebody passed their driving exam behind the wheel of a Nissan Leaf. The car is Nissan's second most popular model in the country with sales just 599 units behind Qashqai.
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