Sales of new ‘green’ cars accelerating in Denmark

Every fourth new car is ‘green’, with electric and hybrid cars outselling diesel vehicles during the first quarter of 2021 

It seems that the sale of more sustainable cars has really turned a corner in Denmark recently.

New figures from the Tax Ministry reveal that 23.9 percent of all new cars sold in the first quarter of 2021 were either electric or hybrid cars.

That’s quite a significant increase from the 8.5 percent sold during the first quarter of 2020.

The figures also revealed that electric and hybrid cars outsold diesel vehicles during the first quarter of 2021.

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Fewer cars sold in 2021
“The impact of the green transition agreement in December is clear, and it will become even more attractive to choose green cars in the future as technology development improves,” said the tax minister, Morten Bødskov.

The agreement made late last year is part of the government’s goal to have 1 million green cars on Denmark’s roads by 2030.

Overall, about 5,000 fewer cars were sold in the first three months of 2021 compared to the same period last year.