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Germany has pulled ahead of Norway for sales of all-electric cars since the start of the year, putting Europe’s biggest auto market in position to become the regional e-car leader on an annual basis for the first time.

Through November, 57,533 new battery-powered cars were registered in Germany, compared with 56,893 for Norway, according to statistics published by transportation agencies in both countries. Th Nordic country has sold the most electric cars of any in Europe each year since at least 2010, when the Nissan Leaf, the first mass-market battery-powered car, made its debut.

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