“I’ve received a message from the tax department, that 2500 luxury cars have been registered, likely from Tesla, and something indicates, this is a circumvention of the law of tax deduction for electric cars.”
Recent Model S registration data didn’t support Lauritzen’s claim. Yesterday, a Tesla spokesperson confirmed that the company didn’t register that many vehicles, but indeed ordered 2,500 license plates in order to register cars in the future:
“We’ve been selling a lot of Model S’s out there, because of the incentives going away and so in anticipation of that, we bought license plates. These are not registrations.”
Lauritzen described the company’s explanation as “satisfactory”.
It looks like Denmark’s tax increase on electric cars could indeed be a blessing in disguise for Tesla to help the company achieve its delivery guidance.