Sales of new cars in may this year over 40 percent lower than the same month last year. The sales figures show that the overall car sales still severely affected by the coronakrisen. In may were sold 11.432 new passenger cars, which is 40,1 percent fewer cars than in the same month last year.
It writes The Danish car importers in a press release.
- As expected, is COVID-19 remains as a dark cloud over the overall car sales. We compare the april and may month's nyregistreringer, suggesting in turn that the negative development is about to be broken, and that there is a hint of positive trends - which we also see in the traffic in the stores and forbrugerindeksets positive development, says Mads Rørvig, there is a new director in The Danish car importers, in the press release.
- therefore, We are confident, when we are looking forward to the summer months, and the reopening of the Denmark and the EU, which hopefully will kick in again in car sales again, he says.
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Even if the overall sale of cars continues to be affected by the coronakrisen, interest and sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrid cars are almost unaffected. Specifically, a slight decrease in sales of electric vehicles compared with the same month last year, but overall, for 2020, there has never been sold so many electric cars as of this year, and plug-in hybridbilerne experiencing record sales for the month of may.
Sales of electric cars shows that the danes have stuck to the green ambitions despite the crisis. But if the predominantly positive development should continue, is long-term, stable framework conditions crucial for consumers and the automotive sector confidence and thus the way toward even more green cars on the roads in 2020, 2021 and in the following years. And here owe the politicians still answer to what should be done with the taxation of green cars from next year, says Mads Rørvig.
At the auto industry Denmark, they have noted that sales of new cars in the year's first five months is 30 percent below the level from the same period last year. More specifically, there has been registered a little over 66,000 cars in the year against a little over 96.000 cars last year.
- the Decline is quite alarming and is of great importance for a profession that employs thousands of danes around in bilhuse and workshops, says Gitte Seeberg, ceo in the auto industry in Denmark, in the press release.
- In a study done by the auto industry, Denmark is the equivalent of every five in addition to their company risks going bankrupt within a year, she says.
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