Close to 10,000 electric vehicles in Poland at end-February

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At the end of February 2020, there were 9,803 electric cars registered in Poland, the Polish Automotive Industry Association (PZPM) and the Polish Alternative Fuels Association (PSPA) announced on Monday.

According to the E-Mobility Index run by PZPM and PSPA, there were 5,700 fully electric BEVs (Battery Electric Vehicles) on Poland's roads in February, up by 58 percent, while the rest of the vehicles were PHEVs (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles).

The two institutions reported that in the first two months of 2020, the number of all-electric and plug-in hybrid car registrations amounted to 1,166 units, giving a 181-percent increase in comparison with the same period of 2019.

The report also said that the number of electric heavy and delivery vehicles increased during the analysed period to 561 units, while the number of electric buses reached 232. Also, the number of electric bikes and motorcycles increased and was at 6,447 units at the end of February.

PZPM and PSPA added that together with the growth in the number of electric vehicles, the general availability of charging infrastructure was also growing. At the end of February, there were 1,093 charging stations in Poland, 30 percent of which were direct current (DC) rapid charging stations, while 70 percent were slow-charging alternating current (AC) stations with a charge of 22 kW or less.