the Danes have purchased a record number of electric vehicles in 2019. Throughout the last year has been sold 5524 electric cars in Denmark. It is four times more sold cars than in 2018.
Sales of electric cars in Denmark in 2019 beats simultaneously record from 2015.
It shows the numbers from Motorstyrelsens data execution prevention and The Danish Bilimportørers records.
The large increase in sales is mainly due to the availability of electric cars in Denmark has been significantly greater, but also that the climate has been a large focus during the election campaign in the spring.
It takes Gunni Mikkelsen, who is the director of the trade association The Danish car importers.
- the Supply of electric vehicles in 2019 has almost been twice as large as the year before, and it has a very big role to play when the danes must choose the car.
- But of course, it has also much to do with the fact that there has been so much focus on climate in the past year, where there was klimavalg and focus on a more environmentally friendly way to run on, he says.
It is a sales record from 2015, there has now been beaten. The time was sold 4310 electric cars in a year.
But in 2015 there was talk about the hoarding of electric cars, before it was phased-in tax on them from 1. January 2016, stresses the Gunni Mikkelsen.
- It was particularly in the last months of 2015, there was a big increase in sales of electric cars. It was, quite simply, to lay charges and waited at the end of the year, he says.
Gunni Mikkelsen suggest that a similar effect may have done something for the record sales of electric cars in 2019.
There was in the finanslovsudspillet that registreringsafgifterne on electric cars would have to rise in 2020, but it was taken of the table again.
Nevertheless think Gunni Mikkelsen, that it may have meant that some danes would out and buy an electric car within the new regulations would be in force.
Gunni Mikkelsen is expecting a big increase in sales of electric cars in the next ten years.
- in ten years we will see a total sales of electric cars between 30 and 40 percent. And it is necessary, in order that the automobile can achieve the climate targets on CO2 emissions for cars, he says.
Also the total sale of passenger cars sold in Denmark in 2019 is the highest number for a calendar year ever.
There was sold 225.594 passenger cars last year, which is an increase of 3.3 percent from 2018.