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Norway’s Nissan LEAF owners are being invited to take part in the Electric Vehicle Union (EVU) and Norwegian EV Association’s World Record attempt run that will take place in Oslo on August 31st.

The two Norwegian EV organizations are planning what is hoped to be the biggest gathering of EVs in one place at the same time, with more than 225 needed to set a new world record. Alongside the customers taking part, Oslo city council will be receiving 1000 electric vehicles to add to their municipal fleet over the next three years – a great number of which will include the Nissan LEAF.

Although open to all electric vehicles, it is expected that the world’s best-selling EV, the Nissan LEAF, will make up the majority of the participating cars. Everyone joining the attempt will be given an official certificate of participation.

“Nissan is delighted to be at the heart of this fun event, a great way to celebrate a zero emissions future,” said Jean-Pierre Diernaz, Director of Electric Vehicles at Nissan Europe. “Nissan LEAF owners are not just helping to improve Norway’s air quality, but also have a superb car that’s fun to drive as well as being inexpensive to run -­ they are winners all round!”

The event, which starts from Maridalen in outer Oslo and finishes outside Oslo’s Town Hall, requires all the cars to be moving at the same time over a 5km section of a prescribed route. A pair of camera carrying drone aircraft will carry out the task of monitoring the attempt.