Friday, June 21, 2024

100 newer electric cars have been scrapped in Denmark

In recent years, almost 100 new electric cars – i.e. those less than five years old – have been scrapped in Denmark. And the trend is increasing, says the warning from the spare parts portal.

There are more and more electric cars on the roads as an alternative to diesel and petrol cars.

And although it is not going as fast as before, and the car brands are busy changing their minds about the dominance of electric cars, there are also trends that pull in the opposite direction.

In recent years, almost 100 electric cars that are less than five years old have been scrapped in Denmark. This is shown by figures from the Ministry of the Environment.

This is what the spare parts portal Autoparts24 writes in a press release .

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And although the number may seem relatively low compared to how many electric cars are on the roads in Denmark, it is a problem. And a problem that will only increase in size.

Troels Meier, director of Autoparts24, thinks so.

– An electric car is particularly a climate burden in connection with its production, and that burden can only pay off if it spends as much time on the roads as possible. Therefore, we need to reconsider whether the current repair limit of 75 percent is up-to-date, he says.

The so-called repair limit in Denmark means that a car is assessed as being totally damaged if it will cost 75 percent or more of the car's new value to repair it.

The limit was also raised from 65 to the current 75 percent in January 2021. But it may turn out to be an unnecessary burden on the climate. Especially when it comes to electric cars, says Troels Meier.

– The combination of electric cars becoming increasingly cheaper, while repairs and spare parts are becoming increasingly expensive, will help to accelerate the number of scrapping of newer electric cars in the future.

– So it is therefore crucial that we start a discussion about our approach now, before we end up giving the climate another unnecessary bill, it says.

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