Tesla Model Y became the best-selling car regardless of powertrain type in Denmark in April and the first four months of 2023. Model Y won a crushing victory, registering almost as many cars as the four closest competitors combined.
In April, 12,067 new passenger cars were registered in Denmark. The largest growth in sales came from electric vehicles. Last month, 3,471 new electric vehicles were sold, up 139% from last year. This also means that electric vehicles account for 29 percent of vehicles sold in April.
Meanwhile, the most impressive results were demonstrated by Tesla Model Y. The electric SUV once again became the best-selling car of the month, regardless of powertrain type. In April, 626 units were sold. This corresponds to a 5.2 percent share of the automotive market. In second place is Ford Kuga with 381 units. Hyundai I10 is in third place with 295 sales.
In the first four months of 2023, 52,023 passenger cars were registered, compared to 45,221 in the same period last year. Of these, 15,373 were electric vehicles hitting the Danish roads. This represents an overall increase in EV sales of 108 percent over the same period last year.
“The increase in sales of electric vehicles is good news as light vehicles move towards a greener environment in Denmark. At the same time, this places high demands on the country's charging infrastructure, which is a critical element for the continued spread and success of electric vehicles,” says Mads Rørvig, CEO of De Danske Bilimportører.
Tesla has played one of the leading roles in this rapid EV growth. The manufacturer's share of the EV market was 39 percent, which is very telling. Furthermore, Tesla Model Y became the best-selling car, regardless of powertrain type, in Denmark in the first four months of 2023. During this period, 5,328 Model Ys were registered, which corresponds to a 10.2 percent share of the automotive market. This result left competitors in the dust, as it is almost equal to the combined sales of the next four competitors. In second place is Peugeot 208 with 1,847 sales. In third place is Ford Kuga with 1,418 units. Hyundai I10 is in fourth place with 1,242 sales. And closing out the Top 5 is Volvo XC40 with 984 units.
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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.