By 2035, 54.51% of new vehicles registered in Denmark will be electric, up from 7.19% in 2020. According to an analysis of data from the European Environment Agency and Eurostat by Confused.com, a UK-based financial services company.
Among European countries, Denmark took fourth place for the predicted share of electric vehicles in all car sales in 2035.
Norway, with 54.37% in 2020, nearly exceeded Denmark’s projection for 2035. Along with the Netherlands, it tied for first place on the list – 99.9% of new vehicles registered in these countries in 2035 will be electric.
Sweden came third. By 2035, 80.35% of new vehicles registered in Sweden will be electric, up from 9.69% in 2020.
Electric vehicle sales soar in Denmark
The short-term trends are consistent with long-term growth forecasts for the electric vehicle industry.
According to Confused.com, the current energy crisis has led to a 110% increase in searches for “electric vehicles”.
And in Denmark, new figures from Danmark Statistik reveal that sales of electric vehicles from July 2021 to June 2022 increased by more than 65% compared to the previous year.
The increase coincides with a huge drop in gasoline and diesel car sales due to rising gasoline prices, rising inflation and material shortages.
“The automotive industry and customers are much more focused on electric cars, so it’s only natural that sales of ‘green’ cars will rise sharply,” Mads Aarup, spokesman for the electric car association, told BT. FDEL.
“If we hadn’t had a shortage of components, we would have sold even more.”
The Danish government is trying to follow
In Denmark, efforts have been made to accommodate the growing number of electric vehicles in the country.
The number of charging stations for electric cars with public access has increased by 68% to reach 4,828 between 2020 and 2021.
In March, Copenhagen Airport signed an agreement to set up 1,350 new electric car charging ports over the next 10 years.
And in June, the municipality of Copenhagen decided to add 4,100 charging places for electric vehicles at the expense of parking petrol and diesel cars.
However, it has apparently been difficult to meet the demand for charging caused by the surge in sales of electric vehicles. A few days ago, for example, a new study by Uswitch – another UK-based price comparison service – ranked Denmark among the worst European countries to own an electric vehicle.