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Soon, Cars in Denmark Will Only Be Taxed at 100%

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Copenhagen’s reputation as a cyclists’ paradise isn’t just due to a lack of hills: Registration duties of up to 180 percent mean Denmark is one of the most expensive countries in which to buy a new car.

That may be about to change. Under proposals unveiled Tuesday, the tax rate is to be lowered dramatically -- to just 100 percent.