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Denmark agrees deal to have 775,000 electric cars by 2030
(Reuters, 4 Dec 2020) There are currently only around 20,000 electric cars in Denmark, a fraction of the 2.5 million cars currently on Danish roads.
Denmark on Friday agreed on a deal with parliament to put at least 775,000 electric or hybrid cars on Danish roads by 2030 in its latest move to reach its ambitious target reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 70% in 2030.
The government also announced a broader aim of having as many as one million low or zero-emission cars on the road by 2030, but the current deal would secure financing for the first 775,000.
There are currently only around 20,000 electric cars in Denmark, a fraction of the 2.5 million cars currently on Danish roads.
Under the new deal, taxes and levies on cars propelled by fossil fuels will gradually increase, and taxes on new cars will depend on how much carbon dioxide they emit, replacing a system which calculates tax based on cars' mileage.
"The average electric car will be significantly cheaper in the coming years," Tax Minister Morten Boedskov said.
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