Eco firms go global with electromobility
Electromobility is no longer a futuristic pipe dream and Polish companies are operating around the world in every sector.
Ekoenergetyka-Polska, which was founded in Zielona Góra in 2009, provide charging stations for electric vehicles and recently installed 32 chargers at a bus station in Drammen, Norway.
The company will provide further chargers for city bus routes in the future. Last year they installed 62 chargers in the French capital, home of the Paris Agreement, an international agreement between 189 countries to fight climate change.
Ekoenergetyka-Polska has so far delivered over 600 charging stations to 60 cities across 12 countries including in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Spain, France, Russia, Singapore and Germany.
These charging stations support all type of electric vehicles from buses to cars and electric scooters. The company has partnered with Polish petrochemical giant PKN Orlen to create a network of 30 charging stations throughout Poland and two stations available in both Germany and Czech Republic.
Wojciech Jasiński, president of the Management Board of PKN Orlen, said: “The investment in electric mobility, in line with wider strategic development plans which will allow us to significantly expand the know-how we have gained on foreign markets.
“It will also be a major stimulant to growth of the entire alternative fuel market. Our aim is to ensure that drivers of electric cars are able to travel across Poland along the main routes relying only on our charging points.”
While Ekoenergetyka-Polska offer charging stations for electric buses, Solaris have become a leading provider of zero emission buses.
The company from a small town near Poznan has drawn on their knowledge of over 20 years in the bus building business to capitalize on a shift in vehicle demand and now has buses in over 750 cities in 32 countries across Europe, Africa and Asia.
The popular Urbino model was bought by authorities in in Milan and Berlin as well as multiple cities across Poland.
Solaris have won a number of awards for their eco-friendly bus line and as more countries and cities transition from traditional public transportation to more environmentally friendly alternatives Solaris will be at the front of the queue.
There are more ways to get around a city in 2020 than public transport and blinkee.city which offers short term rental of two-wheel transport options only started operating in Warsaw in 2017 but now is available in 8 countries from Spain to Slovakia.
While many campaign against car pollution and believe electric scooters and bikes to be a cleaner alternative that wasn’t the inspiration behind the launch of the brand.
Marcin Maliszewski, Co-Founder and CEO of Blinkee.city, said: “While sitting in traffic, I missed my motorcycle and thought that many other people who are sitting in the neighbouring cars at the moment would also probably give up a lot for two wheels with which they could get out of here. What if everyone could rent a scooter and go wherever they want?”
Melex, a company that has offered slow moving electric vehicles since 1970 and is available in over 20 countries worldwide including Argentina and Bahrain might not be as fashionable as electric scooters in 2020 but their vehicles are just as eco-friendly and relevant.
The company’s range of vehicles stretches from golf carts and passenger vehicles to ones suitable for refuse collection or transportation of luggage.
The company just announced its new N.Truck which will be able to carry loads of up to 2 tons and can operate in both urban and industrial areas.