Current status of e-mobility in Poland – a market view

Current status of e-mobility in Poland - a market view-e-mobility

As published in the Maireport of the Polish Association for Alternative Fuels (PSPA), the number of E-Cars (25 407) has increased by nearly 150% compared to the same period of the previous year by nearly 150%. The actual thrust takes place since the beginning of this year. Since the beginning of the year, 6 671 electric cars were registered. Also surprising was also the registration of 46 fuel cell vehicles in May.

However, problems prepares the sluggish expansion of the loading infrastructure. For this, the board of PSPA Maciej Mazur said: “Between June 2019 and May 2020, 479 open charging stations for electric vehicles in the next 12 months – only 322 were.”Overall, there are only 1 498 charging stations with 2 897 charging points in Poland. In May, only 42 new charging stations were added. Industry experts do not adequately find this installation, especially the background of the growing number of electric vehicles in the country.

“The car manufacturers demand the” right to charging option “that means free access to their customers with CO2-poor engines – to charging stations. This not only includes the possibility of loading vehicles in cities and larger settlements, but also supercharger at the important communication channels. “Poland is not a lonely island and therefore the expansion of the charging station with Europe must keep up,” says this topic in the maireport of the PSPA.

The infrastructure will continue to gain even more importance. The conversion of many companies to E-cars or. E-truck could mean a decisive boost for Polish e-mobility. Currently the proportion of solid electric vehicles in commercial use with 2% is very low. This should change within the framework of the climate and economic policies in the near future.

About 20% of Polish companies explained their willingness to use vehicles with fully electric or hybrid drives in the companies. Special attention is given to the leasing companies who have become the most important player on the Polish automotive market. Less than ⅓ of the new vehicles are bought in Poland. The predominant number of new cars is cars that were leased for tax reasons, but also due to an economic background.

The investment in an expensive vehicle whose value has halved in a few years is a misinvestment for many Poland. This applies to both private and commercial buyers. More and more important in the area are also long-term rental and vehicle. This market is developing dynamically and depends heavily on what concrete wishes have the companies to the leasing providers and car rental companies.

“It is also important that companies send a clear signal to the leasing and CFM industry. In the vast majority, you want to lease e-vehes and more and more frequently rent long term. As an industry, we have to be aware that we can dynamically design the development of electromobility in Poland, “said the chairman of the leasing provider PKO Paweł Pach.

However, the expectations of the companies also focus on the legislators. The transition to an electric car should be associated with a financial support in accordance with around three quarters of companies. The operating costs that include insurance and other items should be under the usual spending on combies. In addition, 60% facilitations expect urban transport for the use of e-cars. Whether these expectations really have to fulfill, stays unanswered. Much will depend on the basis of which legislators will measure these expectations.

Aleksandra Fedorska Is Polish-German Politologist and Publisher. She works as a correspondent for Polish and German media in the fields of energy policy and e-mobility. Fedorska lives and works in the Schleswig-Holstein jail and in the Polish city of Poznań.

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2 thoughts on “Current status of e-mobility in Poland – a market view”

  1. Poland must first start with the expansion of renewable energies. Currently, the power mix has a 2-3 times higher CO2 emissions than that in Germany. Although the average E-car is still grossly 25% less CO2 than the average diesel, but in principle, that does not happen so much. Okay, the advantages of an e-car – quiet, no stink, pushed heavy, never back to the tank – are also there.


  2. It would be nice if the already existing charging points are at least reliable and affordable. My hitherto 3 attempts at Orlen Charge were all in vain. It always worked for Greenway, but the price per kWh is even higher than in FRG if you only spontaneously loads, and that in the actually much lower electricity prices in PL.


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