Tesla Model Y became the second best-selling car in Denmark in January 2023. The even distribution of deliveries throughout the quarter and the proximity of Giga Berlin allowed the company to achieve an unusually strong first month of the quarter.
Car sales in Denmark in January 2023 increased by 10.7% compared to the same month last year. Last month, 10,403 new passenger cars were registered and electric vehicles performed well. During the month, 2,202 electric vehicles were sold, which accounted for more than 21% of all sales in the country. This jump reflects an increase of 32% compared to the same period last year.
Tesla Model Y showed an excellent result, selling 481 units. This allowed the car to become the second best-selling car in Denmark, behind Peugeot 208 with 527 cars sold. In third place was Citroen C3 with 424 units. In fourth place is Toyota with 392 Aygo X. Closing out the top five is Hyundai I10 with 366 units sold.
Tesla Model Y sales were unusually strong for the first month of the quarter. Typically, the number of cars sold starts to play a more significant role in the second month of the quarter, with even better results recorded in the third month. However, the manufacturer said it is aiming to spread deliveries more smoothly throughout quarters, which means that deliveries in the first month are expected to pick up. In addition, the increase in production in Giga Berlin is paying off and cars in Europe can now be delivered much faster than before.
“EVs are becoming a larger and larger part of the Danish market, which has a positive impact on the transition to a green economy and the aspirations to do so. New technologies in petrol and diesel vehicles are also helping to reduce CO2 emissions in Denmark. Today, car manufacturers are focused on developing new technologies for all types of vehicles that are currently making a real impact and are an important part of the solution to achieve Denmark's ambitious climate goals,” said Mads Rørvig, CEO of De Danske Bilimportører.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.