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Denmark

Capital: Copenhagen
Population: 5,673,000
Total land area (km2): 43,094 km2
Passenger cars: 0
Highway (km): 1,240 km
Category Description
Registration Tax Benefits

Denmark - Registration tax benefits

Until the end of 2015, BEV cars were exempt from paying the (very significant) registration taks (VAT was still applied) (ACEA, 2017c). In 2016, the government decided to gradually phase in a vehicle registration tax for BEVs: 20% of the full registration tax in 2016, 40% in 2017, 65% in 2018, 90% in 2019 and 100% in 2020. The registration tax for cars has also decreased since2015. These changes paralysed electric car sales.To re-boot the market, the Danish government introduced a deduction based on battery capacity in April 2017. At the same time it decided to maintain the registration tax for BEV cars at 20% for two additional years or until reaching the threshold of 5 000 new registrations (Government of Denmark, 2017). In October 2017, a new reduced registration tax for cars was enforced. This includes new incentives for electric and efficient cars (SKAT, 2018).
Other Financial Benefits

Denmark - Other financial benefits

The Danish government issued a rule exempting electric cars from parking fees for up to DKK 5 000 (EUR 670) per year (Flader, 2017). In practice, this means that other than in Copenhagen, electric car owners rarely pay for public parking.
Infrastructure Incentives

Denmark - Infrastructure incentives

Since 2016, Denmark offers a taks exemption for commercial charging, which in 2017 was extended to 2019, and favourable tariffs for electric buses were extended to 2024 (Government of Denmark, 2017).
Purchase Subsidies

Denmark - Purchase Subsidies

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Company Tax Benefits

Denmark - Company Tax Benefits

Companies that supply EV charging on a commercial basis can receive an electricity tax rebate that amount to approximately 1 DKK ($0.15) per kilowatt-hour.

Ownership Tax Benefits

Denmark - Ownership tax benefits

In Denmark, circulation taxes are differentiated based on fuel consumption and weight. BEVs pay the minimum amount and PHEVs pay less than an equivalent ICE car.

Procurement

Denmark - Public Procurement

Since 2013, the Danish Energy Agency has funded programmes to support municipalities and companies in the purchase of electric cars for fleets (Sørensen, 2017). Public procurement is moving quickly in Copenhagen, which aims to convert its entire bus fleet to electric vehicles by 2031.

Category Description
Registration Tax Benefits

Denmark - Registration tax benefits

Until the end of 2015, BEV cars were exempt from paying the (very significant) registration taks (VAT was still applied) (ACEA, 2017c). In 2016, the government decided to gradually phase in a vehicle registration tax for BEVs: 20% of the full registration tax in 2016, 40% in 2017, 65% in 2018, 90% in 2019 and 100% in 2020. The registration tax for cars has also decreased since2015. These changes paralysed electric car sales.To re-boot the market, the Danish government introduced a deduction based on battery capacity in April 2017. At the same time it decided to maintain the registration tax for BEV cars at 20% for two additional years or until reaching the threshold of 5 000 new registrations (Government of Denmark, 2017). In October 2017, a new reduced registration tax for cars was enforced. This includes new incentives for electric and efficient cars (SKAT, 2018).
Other Financial Benefits

Denmark - Other financial benefits

The Danish government issued a rule exempting electric cars from parking fees for up to DKK 5 000 (EUR 670) per year (Flader, 2017). In practice, this means that other than in Copenhagen, electric car owners rarely pay for public parking.
Infrastructure Incentives

Denmark - Infrastructure incentives

Since 2016, Denmark offers a taks exemption for commercial charging, which in 2017 was extended to 2019, and favourable tariffs for electric buses were extended to 2024 (Government of Denmark, 2017).
Purchase Subsidies

Denmark - Purchase Subsidies

New content coming soon
Company Tax Benefits

Denmark - Company Tax Benefits

Companies that supply EV charging on a commercial basis can receive an electricity tax rebate that amount to approximately 1 DKK ($0.15) per kilowatt-hour.

Ownership Tax Benefits

Denmark - Ownership tax benefits

In Denmark, circulation taxes are differentiated based on fuel consumption and weight. BEVs pay the minimum amount and PHEVs pay less than an equivalent ICE car.

Procurement

Denmark - Public Procurement

Since 2013, the Danish Energy Agency has funded programmes to support municipalities and companies in the purchase of electric cars for fleets (Sørensen, 2017). Public procurement is moving quickly in Copenhagen, which aims to convert its entire bus fleet to electric vehicles by 2031.