Tesla Model S Soars to Top of EV Sales Chart in Denmark


On top of the sales charts in Norway and now leading the EV sales race in Denmark, the Tesla Model S is surely making waves in Europe.

Nissan LEAF #2

Nissan LEAF #2

In Denmark, Model S sales in September (the first full month of sales for the Model S there) checked in at 42 units.

Sounds paltry, right?

Well, it isn’t.

The next nearest electric was the Nissan LEAF with 30 sales in September.  Down from there, the Renault Zoe was in third place with 11 sales and the Renault Twizy recorded 1.

On the year, the Nissan LEAF is easily in the lead with 153 sales in the books.  The Model S YTD figure is 43 (1 sold in August).  The Zoe YTD figure is 54 and the Twizy is at 12.

Unlike in Norway, where the Model S was the overall top-selling automobile, the Model S is way behind the sales champ, the Volkswagen Up!, which logged 798 sales in September.

Of note, almost all of the top selling autos in Denmark slot into the subcompact or below econoclass (meaning the top sellers are way cheap and tiny), whereas the Model S is far from cheap and it is extremely large by Danish auto standards.

Hat tip to Anders Skærlund Petersen!!!

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4 Comments on "Tesla Model S Soars to Top of EV Sales Chart in Denmark"

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How many Opel Amperas / Chevy Volts were sold in Norway?
And all the other plug-ins?

Lol, I meant Denmark, but I see the link is there too. Thanks.

Looks like 2 Ampera’s this year and 1 PiP.

Tiny cheap cars are popular because they are so cheap that the fixed value deduction for decent mileage just about frees them from otherwise 205% sales tax. That’s a huge incentive and it was somewhat unintended when the law was formed and hasn’t been corrected.

Gun toting nitwit F150 drivers would have a heart attack in Denmark because they would think the russians are coming 🙂

Electric cars are exempts from the main tax and only pay 25% sales tax but because they are so overpriced from the dumb manufacturers they sell very poorly in otherwise well intended Denmark.
Norway and Denmark are normally somewhat similar in philosophy but Norway is leading the world by far and Denmark is down somewhere among middle eastern oil countries.

The difference in how we make electricity is also an important factor however. They use water, we use coal. Their electricity is free, ours cost so much it’s the same as fuel.