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Demand answers now: Taxes on electric cars can are tripled

Although coronakrisen has slowed, the general nybilsalg in Denmark, shows the sales figures, that many danes can see the advantage of an electric car. Thus, from the 1. January 2020 to and including 30. april 2020 were sold 2512 new electric cars, which is 1048 more than in the first four months of 2019. But the boom in sales of electric cars can be slowed down next year. As it looks now, there is a view that the tax on electric cars rises from the current 20 percent to 65 percent.

It writes Berlingske.

According to the media, the government and its supporting parties await the recommendations from the so-called Bennett commission, before you decide how the taxes on electric cars will have to be knitted together in the future.

the Commission was set up in February 2019 with the aim to provide a strategy for how the objective that all new vehicles in 2030 must be lavemissionsbiler, be redeemed. Recommendations should be ready by 'mid 2020', but with the trade association The Danish car importers they do not believe that you can wait to get answers on how the taxes on electric cars look like in 2021.

- It is crucial to take a decision now, both for bilimportørernes sake and for the consumers ' sake. They need to know to make, what taxes apply, says Gunni Mikkelsen, adm. director at The Danish car importers, to Berlingske.

- It has to be decided before the summer holidays, otherwise we are simply too close, " he says.

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According to the FDM to be phased in registration fee on electric cars, with 65 percent of the rate in 2021, 90 percent of the rate in 2022 and 100 percent of the rate in 2023, and there is therefore the prospect that electric cars are rising in price, if not from political side changed on the registreringsafgifterne.

Exactly this is the reason that The Danish car importers calls for action now.

Several of bilimportørerne of the different brands hesitate: to order cars home, to be sold next year, when importers do not know how the charges looks.

for Berlingske recognises general, rasmussen, Morten Bødskov (S), that there is a need for quick clarification.

In 2019, there was also uncertainty about the taxes on electric cars, as there was a prospect that they would rise by the turn of the year 2020, especially the more expensive electric cars came to cost significantly more. Here, the elected government and its supporting parties, however, to maintain the lower charges for electric vehicles at 20 percent in 2020.

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