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After Tesla debacle, Denmark reconsiders electric car subsidies

The Danish Prime Minister has stated that the country might be open to financial incentives to buy electric cars, which could be announced along with a government plan to boost clean-energy consumption after the summer.

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Denmark may be open to financial incentives to buy electric cars after seeing a dramatic drop in sales of non-polluting vehicles, according to Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen.

"We have tax incentives for electric cars, and you could discuss if they should be bigger. I will not exclude that," Rasmussen said in an interview in Copenhagen. Any new incentives would be announced along with a government plan to boost clean-energy consumption after the summer, he said.

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