A new study focuses on companies’ readiness to replace petrol and diesel with electricity. Danish companies have taken a remarkable leap towards green transformation.
One third of Danish companies have currently invested in one or more electric cars, and two thirds expect to have done the same within the next three years.
This emerges from a new international study on mobility and green transition in the field of transport. The study was conducted by Gallup in 20 countries on behalf of the analysis unit Arval Mobility Observatory.
The results place Denmark in fourth place in terms of the proportion of companies that have already invested in electric cars. This is the case for 32 per cent of Danish companies, while the corresponding figure is 33 per cent in Finland, 34 per cent in the Netherlands and 38 per cent in France. On the other hand, Danish companies’ willingness to invest in electric cars is higher than in Germany (27 per cent), Sweden (23 per cent) and even Norway (30 per cent), where electric cars are otherwise very widespread among private individuals.
Also in relation to Danish companies’ expectations for their own investments in electric cars over the next three years, Denmark ranks at the top of the primarily European overview of readiness in connection with the green transition in the area of transport. Thus, 67 per cent of the Danish companies surveyed estimate that they have invested in electric cars within three years. In this area, Denmark is only surpassed by the Netherlands by 71 percent. In both inventories, Denmark is well above the European average.
Quite remarkably, this is a completely different result than in 2020, when the study was first conducted. At that time, only 24 per cent of Danish companies had invested in pure electric cars, while 56 per cent expected to do so within a three-year period. At the time, this gave Denmark bottom positions in both areas.
“It is clear that between the two surveys, there have been political interventions with tax reductions on green cars. This is what has been the primary barrier for the Danish companies, which have actually been positive in relation to the green transition for a long time, but which have lacked the decisive financial incentive, ”says Andreas Knudsen, commercial director of Arval Denmark.
“Unfortunately, it is primarily plug-in hybrid cars that Danish companies are currently investing in. Simply because they have fallen the most in taxable value. It is a pity that in this way we do not go as far as we can in the transition from petrol and diesel to pure electricity. My clear assessment is therefore that there is still a need for political initiatives around the charging infrastructure and the taxation of company cars, just as there is also a need for an increased selection of electric cars with a long range to support the development that is already underway, “says Andreas Knudsen.
So large a share of the total number of companies surveyed has invested in one or more electric cars:
Holland 71 percent
Denmark 67 percent
Norway 66 percent
France 66 percent
Great Britain 66 percent
Switzerland 62 percent
Turkey 62 percent
Finland 61 percent
Portugal 60 percent
Italy 57 percent
Spain 54 percent
Belgium 54 percent
Germany 53 percent
Sweden 54 percent
Austria 51 percent
Poland 50 percent
Luxembourg 39 percent
Brazil 37 percent
Czech Republic 20 percent
Russia 10 percent
Source: IT-Kanalen by it-kanalen.dk.
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