Around 16,000 sports utility vehicles (SUVs) were sold in Denmark last year, a third of which went to motorists in Copenhagen. The trend towards larger vehicles has seen sales of SUVs triple in Denmark over the last five years, possibly due to a loophole in current car registration laws. Private individuals can buy and register vehicles as being used for work purposes, which can reduce the registration costs by up to 50 per cent. The laws have been described as completely out of tune with reality as regards the environment by opposition (SF) spokesman Morten Hoffmman. The SUVs are also putting pressure on the capitals narrow streets.
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