Japanese auto manufacturer Nissan has been extremely popular lately in the country of Norway, a country that has dedicated itself to using alternative fuels for transportation purposes. Norway has made purchasing and driving electric vehicles (EVs) not only possible, but also a common-sense choice for consumers through revising its infrastructures and incentives to support the new technologies.
You may already know that owning and operating an EV in the United States is not always easy, especially if you don't live in a large city. And, even if you do, you'll find there simply aren't enough charging stations strategically placed around the country to travel effectively by EV. In Norway, however, EV drivers receive free parking, use of buses lanes in some cities, and they can skip some tolls. There are no value-added taxes and no new car taxes in Norway. Im the large city of Olso, there are an amazing 3,500 public charging stations, many of which are complimentary.
Olivier Paturet, General Manager of Zero Emission Strategy at Nissan Europe explains, "We are very happy to see that the ambition of the Norwegian government has matched our own with strong support for the widespread introduction of electric vehicles. The Norwegian package of incentives is unsurpassed and the recharging infrastructure is established and accessible. We can see that Norway is leading the way with its proactive approach to encouraging its citizens to drive electric vehicles. . . "1
Have you had the chance to test drive the 2012 Nissan LEAF? If not, be sure to stop by Nissan of Manhattan, conveniently located at 662 Eleventh Ave. New York, NY 10036 today. You'll find this new Nissan is just as impressive in the States!
Source: 1 http://www.earthtechling.com/2012/05/NORWAY-LOVES-THE-NISSAN-LEAF-BUT-WHY/