Asleep at the wheel: why Danish families are increasingly likely to have two or three cars

Fortunately, the increase in electric cars has not seen rising emission rates, but they’re not falling either!

There are far more vehicles on Denmark’s roads than a decade ago, according to figures from Danmarks Statistik.

In 2011, there were 389 vehicles per 1,000 citizens. Today there are 466.

Additionally, people in Denmark are also driving more, spending 24 percent more time behind the wheel than ten years ago.

More cars per family
According to Danmarks Statistik, one reason for Denmark’s growing motor pool is that more and more families are jumping on board the trend of buying a second or even a third car.

The expense of using public transport is also blamed.

Trading tanks for a Tesla
Nevertheless, thanks to the increasing tendency to buy electric or hybrid cars, the increasing number of cars has not resulted in a corresponding rise in carbon emissions.

Air pollution peaked in the 1990s, the data confirms, and today’s figures remain fairly similar.




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