Stock of electric cars in Denmark 2010-2020

During the last years, the number of registered electric cars in Denmark has increased, reaching more than 15,000 in 2020. In contrast, the car stock amounted to only 219 ten years earlier. The highest growth was reached between 2015 and 2016, when registered electric cars in Denmark more than doubled. In total, the car stock was 2.7 million as of 2020.

Electric cars not sold very well

The numbers displayed in the statistic shows the total numbers of electric cars registered per January 1 of each year. In addition, according to the Statista MMO, electric, hybrid, and alternative cars were least sold in Denmark, compared to other fuel types. Whereas the sales number of petrol cars was more than 139,000, not even 1.5 thousand electric cars were newly registered in 2018.

Comparison to other Scandinavian countries

In Denmark, electric cars are not as popular as in other Nordic countries. According to a study conducted in 2018 among selected European countries, it was found that 0.7 percent of all newly registered passenger cars were battery electric driven. Thus, Denmark came in 13th place. By contrast, Norway ranked highest, with a total market share of 31.2 percent. Sweden was ranked in the top five as well.

Stock of electric cars in Denmark from 2010 to 2020

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

2010 to 2020

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