Wednesday, May 22, 2024

New figures: Majority will ban motorists from washing cars by hand

According to a new Swedish report, the number of times motorists wash their cars by hand has increased significantly over the past three years. But it must be prohibited, the majority believes.

Today, there is no law that prohibits washing a car on the street or in the intersection, neither in Denmark nor Sweden.

Some municipalities in Sweden have, however, introduced a ban on hand washing the car if it is not done in places with the right filtration conditions. The fine is SEK 10,000.

And now a new survey, the Big Car Wash Report 2024 , shows that 58 percent of Swedes will ban people from washing cars at home.

At home, the Radical Left party already wanted in 2015 to follow the Swedes' example and ban motorists from washing their cars.

READ ALSO: Skoda defies ban – will build petrol cars after 2035

– I actually already thought it was illegal, said the former Member of Parliament and environment spokesperson Lone Loklindt (R) to TV2 in 2015.

In the same year, however, the Environment Agency categorically refused to ban Danes from washing cars by hand. At the time, the argument was that Danes in general are already aware that harmful substances must not be poured into drains.

Although it is not directly illegal to wash cars by hand in Denmark, there may still be – similar to Sweden – local bans. Some local plans – typically in connection with new buildings – may require specially designed areas for this kind of thing.

Here at home, the car owners' organization FDM is apparently not too keen on their members washing their cars themselves.

In fact, the organization recommends that motorists limit themselves to doing this sort of thing 2 to 4 times a year. The rest must, FDM believes, take place in a laundry room set to the cheapest program and with undercarriage liability selected.

But what do you say? Do you want to stop washing the car by hand? Or could you never think of driving the car in anything other than a car wash? Join the debate on Boosted's Facebook page.

Read more exciting news from and about the world of cars right here!

Latest

Don't miss

Happening in two weeks – Denmark makes popular cars more expensive again

Once again, the Danish state raises the interest on...

Historically, many Danes have to do the world's toughest racing race

Not one, not three, not ten, but as many...

Now Lamborghini is also planning – the electric car might not be a good idea

Lamborghini will probably send an electric car to the...

The state wants to punish an officer who did 200 km/h 4 years ago

An officer who 4 years ago went 200 km/h...

Aston Martin will build a Lamborghini at its factory in England

After shooting a white stick after the electric car,...
Boosted Magazine
Boosted Magazine
Boosted in Denmark has over a million unique users, surpassing two million sessions, and accumulating over seven million page views each month, and our platforms has become a hub for automotive enthusiasts. Now you can enjoy our content in English too! Enjoy our free car news - every day. Want to talk to us? Write an email to boosted@boostedmagazine.com
spot_img

The car brand Fisker is closing its business in Denmark

Bankruptcy-threatened Fisker Inc. closes its own business in Denmark. Instead, the car brand refers to its partner garages. Fisker's own business is a thing...

Austria introduces strict requirements against trucks – breaks EU law

Austria has imposed a number of strict requirements on business transport on one of Europe's most important motorway networks. The EU is now criticizing...

Ferrari named Italy's best workplace

They screw up some of the world's finest cars, get money and, on top of that, wild bonuses for it. Now Ferrari's factory in...

Director explains: "That's why Saab died as a car brand"

When the US government rescued the bankrupt General Motors, it was on the basis of a number of strict conditions, including cost Saab his...

Alpine has built a new V6 engine that burns hydrogen

The question of what tomorrow's car models will be based on has not yet been decided. Alpine proposes hydrogen for a new V6 engine....

Now Lamborghini is also planning – the electric car might not be a good idea

Lamborghini will probably send an electric car to the street, but it won't be until 2028, and it's not a supercar. Such a person...

New EU rule makes petrol and diesel much more expensive in Denmark

A new quota system for CO2 emissions is on its way through the EU system. When it comes into force in 2027, diesel and...

Former Koenigsegg designer will make his own car this year

Sasha Selipano is the man behind the lines of the Koenigsegg Gemera. Now he stands on his own two feet with a brand new...

Polestar receives a new warning – will be thrown off the stock exchange in 60 days

The Chinese car brand Polestar has received a new warning because the stock exchange in New York has not yet received an annual report....

Lamborghini's new V8 engine takes 10,000 revolutions

Lamborghini's V10 engine is on its way out. The replacement - a V8 - lacks two cylinders but instead takes more revolutions. When we...

Metallica introduces electric transport together with IVECO

Can you be heavy metal and at the same time sing big trucks that say nothing? Yes, if you ask Metallica. IVECO has partnered...

New Volvos gossip when other drivers break the law

Volvo has applied for a patent for a solution that enables new cars to gossip about other drivers with camera surveillance. Also backwards. With...
footer.txt Viser footer.txt.