SUVs invade Copenhagen

The number of large vehicles is on the increase in the Copenhagen area

Despite the ever-rising price of petrol, the more well-to-do in Denmark are buying 4x4s like never before. Off-road models from BMW, Porsche, Volkswagen and Toyota are becoming more common on the many narrow streets of Copenhagen.

The opposition's Socialist People's Party (SF) finds the trend disturbing.

'There isn't much use for an off-road vehicle in Copenhagen,' said SF's traffic spokesperson Morten Homann. People buy them purely for pleasure's sake.'

Sales of off-road vehicles in Denmark have tripled in the last five years. And of the 16,000 sport-utility vehicles, or SUVs, sold in Denmark last year, one-third went to Copenhagen area motorists.

'Cars are a lifestyle,' said Kasper Busch Lund from Propaganda-McCann, the advertising firm that represents BMW's off-road models. 'These types of vehicles show that you're not a slave to urban life.'

Many in the automotive branch believe that a main reason for the boom in sales for SUVs is the lower registration fee for 'gold plates' for commercial vehicles. Current law allows a private person to purchase and register a vehicle as being used for work purposes, which can lower the cost up to 50 percent.

SF's Morten Hoffman bemoaned the loophole.

'The duty laws are completely out of tune with reality when it comes to the environment,' he stated.

Andre læser

Mest læste

Mest læste Finans

Del artiklen

Giv adgang til en ven

Hver måned kan du give adgang til 5 låste artikler.
Du har givet 0 ud af 0 låste artikler.

Giv artiklen via:

Modtageren kan frit læse artiklen uden at logge ind.

Du kan ikke give flere artikler

Næste kalendermåned kan du give adgang til 5 nye artikler.

Teknisk fejl

Artiklen kunne ikke gives videre grundet en teknisk fejl.

Ingen internetforbindelse

Artiklen kunne ikke gives videre grundet manglende internetforbindelse.

Denne funktion kræver Digital+

Med et Digital+ abonnement kan du give adgang til 5 låste artikler om måneden.


Denne funktion kræver Digital+

Med et Digital+ abonnement kan du lave din egen læseliste og læse artiklerne, når det passer dig.

Teknisk fejl

Artiklen kunne ikke tilføjes til læstelisten, grundet en teknisk fejl.

Forsøg igen senere.