In an ambitious but fantastic move to reduce greenhouse emissions and eliminate its dependence on fossil fuels, Denmark intends to have at least 775,000 electric or hybrid cars on its roads by 2030.
This was revealed after a new tax plan was unveiled in the Danish parliament that aims to incentivize the use of electric vehicles by reducing taxes on them and providing cheaper charging options.
Today, the number of electric cars in Denmark is a mere 20,000, which is minuscule when compared to the 2.5 million cars that run on the roads.
The primary aim of the Nordic nation by means of this plan is to reduce the greenhouse emissions by 70 per cent in 2030 when compared to the levels in 1990.
This agreement, which was between the governing Social Democrats and allied minority parties, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by a whopping 2 million tons.
“This will be a completely decisive reorganisation of road transport so we can take very important steps towards realising climate goals for 2030. The agreement takes us a big step forwards,” finance minister Nicolai Wammen said in at a press briefing.
“We have an ambition to see a million green cars driving around in Denmark in 2030. We are starting by setting aside finance for 775,000 cars. That reduces CO2 emissions by two million tonnes,” he added.
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