Copenhagen sees record number of electric car sales

COVID-19 put a damper on 2020, but green car sales shot up by over 140 percent compared to the previous year

According to figures from the advocacy group Danish Car Importers, 2020 was a banner year in terms of green car sales.

The development was particularly evident in the Copenhagen region, where the sale of new electric cars skyrocketed by 141.4 percent in 2020 compared to the prior year.

In total, 6,261 new electric cars were sold in the capital area last year – the Tesla Model 3 was by far the most popular choice.

“2020 was the year when the Danes began to embrace renewable technology in earnest. The sale of electric cars increased dramatically and we expect the green wave of car sales to continue in 2021,” said Mads Rørvig, the head of Danish Car Importers.

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Plug-in leap
Plug-in hybrid cars were also sold at a much higher frequency last year compared to 2019, with the Ford Kuga being the most popular choice.

Some 6,170 new plug-in hybrids were sold in Copenhagen last year – up a whopping 370 percent from 2019. 

Overall, 78,619 new cars were sold in the capital area in 2020, down 12.2 percent from 89,550 in 2019.

According to Rørvig, sales were particularly subdued in the early months of the Coronavirus Crisis and improved after the summer.




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