Tesla Model S Leads, If Not Destroys, EV Sales In Denmark For December

JAN 15 2016 BY MARK KANE 13

Plug-in electric car sales in Denmark (source: EV Sales Blog) – December 2015

Plug-in electric car sales in Denmark (source: EV Sales Blog) – December 2015

In Denmark, fueled by fear about the gradual electric car tax increase in the coming years, we noted an unprecedented rush for EVs in late 2015.

An estimated 1,652 plug-in electric car sales were made in the month of December, which is one third of all the 4,762 plug-ins sold in 2015.

But the details are even more interesting – Tesla Model S is the lone leader with a record high 1,248 registrations, with 2,736 cars sold for the full year – that is 75% of the plug-in market in December and 57% for the year.

There is no competition for Tesla in Denmark when it comes to plug-in sales. The second best BMW i3 is far behind in sales, as 400 were registrations to the DriveNow car sharing service in Copenhagen.

In one of our previous stories we got details on an expected price increase of Teslas in Denmark:

Dr.Dk recently expressed the impact on prices across the Model S lineup over the next few years:

Tesla Model S 70D

Prices today 589.000 kroner ($90,641 USD)
Price after 2016 with new tax 739.000 kroner ($113,700)
2017: 844.500 kroner
2018: 1.001.100 kroner
2019: 1.129.500 kroner
2020: 1.141.500 kroner ($175.667 USD)

Tesla S P85D

Prices today 875,000 kroner ($134.650 USD)
Price in 2016 with new tax 1.522.400.000 kroner ($234,299)
2017: 1.585.400 kroner
2018: 1.702.300 kroner
2019: 1.812.900 kroner
2020: 1.807.100 kroner ($278,000)”

Perhaps the Tesla delivery team in Denmark will relax in January?

Source: EV Sales Blog

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New Model S registrations in January so far: 6


Poor people! They even confiscate the valuables and money from migrants! So next time you see a Dan give him some food or something.


This is standard for all Danes 2, they do that with all that gets social help, you will not get any money before you spend your own it is default.

Can you imagine if the Bolt had been available?

The thing that is missing is this article is that first Denmark was planing to put the full car tax of 180% on all expensive EV from 1 January and the cheaper would higher gradually. This would only hurt Tesla but then EU stop it and now also the tax on Tesla will higher gradually. So it would certainly sale more Bolt then usually but not as a rush as it was for Tesla Model S

Thanks, I think I understood that.

Until last year there was only paid 25% VAT for electric cars but IC cars were charges up to 180 % in addition to VAT.

The real problem in Denmark is that we begin in periods to Producing more electricity from wind than we need, it means that we have to pay money to get rid of power, currently only 1 % of the time , but this number will increase within the next years when DK expand the number of wind turbines Particularly at night DK produce more power than needed.
At the same time we subsidies business to generate power with wind up to 0.15$ KW Price in DK vary from 0.22 to 0.39$ KW to consumer
Last year wind power stood for 42% of the electricity in DK

Electric cars is perfect to store electricity temporarily and use it transport sector, production off oil in north see has topped and will decrease in the coming years.
This is why freeing Electric cars from car TAX matters.

Wow. I didn’t know any of that. Thanks for sharing. Now it makes more sense why Denmark had such an enticing tax exemption and other bonuses to encourage EV sales. Can you make the reason for this complete flip in -what I viewed as a worldwide example of government leadership, to what now looks like… I won’t say..

Just found this

Tesla is the most sold car model in DK in December.


and the 6 most sold brand.

thats stupid, with their huge wind farms big batteries are the only solution to ease up on Norway’s hidro use