27 Apr '12, 11am

Norway leads the way with LEAF incentives: If the UK Government is struggling for ideas on how to seriously igni...

If the UK Government is struggling for ideas on how to seriously ignite sales of electric vehicles, it should look no further than Norway. A batch of seemingly irresistible incentives have made Nissan ’s LEAF the manufacturer’s second biggest selling car in Norway (behind the Qashqai), shifting 1,000 units since its launch in the country six months ago. The EV claimed a 2% slice of all Norwegian car sales in February, achieving ninth in the best-selling passenger car list for that month, and when you learn the riches that greet buyers, it’s easy to understand why the LEAF has been such a hit with the Norwegians. There’s zero VAT, free parking, exemption from certain tolls, use of bus lanes in Oslo on top of the free tax disc Brits already get. There’s also essentially “free fuel” with many of the 3,500 charging points in the capital being free to use. Unsurpassed Olivier P...

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