Number of green cars in Denmark skyrocketing

Electric and hybrid cars have both more than doubled in numbers on Danish roads, according to the latest statistics

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January 12th, 2022 11:45 am| by Christian W

According to new figures from Danmarks Statistik, the number of electric and hybrid cars in Denmark more than doubled in 2021 compared to the previous year.

At the end of 2021, there were 66,600 electric cars and 77,900 plug-in hybrids on Danish roads – up from 31,900 and 29,700 at the end of 2020.

The two car types now account for 5.2 percent of all 2.79 million cars in Denmark – a figure that has shot up from 2.4 percent in one year. 

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Fewer new cars
The figures also showed there was a reduction in new cars in 2021, down 6.2 percent to 186,600 compared to 2020.

And of those, 121,200 were fossil fuel-run vehicles, which was a 27.2 percent reduction compared to the year before. 

In fact, electric and hybrid cars accounted for 35 percent of all new car sales in 2021. 

A final note of interest was that of the 186,600 new cars registered in 2021, 46.2 percent were leased – the highest share for a year in history. 

Leasing accounted for 22.4 percent of new cars for households and a whopping 78.4 percent in the private sector.

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