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Denmark’s tax increase on electric cars could be a blessing in disguise for Tesla

2015-Tesla-Model-S-P85D-consumer-reports-scoreLast week Denmark’s new government announced that they plan on phasing out tax breaks for electric vehicles in the 2016 budget.  The new provision would increase the price of all-electric cars significantly, but even more so for luxury vehicles like the Tesla Model S, which would see its price increase by ~180%.

It’s obviously bad news for electric cars in the mid- to long-term, but it could actually be a blessing in disguise for Tesla which needs to significantly increase sales in the short-term to achieve its 2015 delivery guidance. Expand