Nearly 5,000 electric cars in Poland

Nearly 5,000 electric cars in Poland. Marcin Obara/PAP

Poland had 4,987 electric passenger cars and 646 charging stations at the end of March, the newly-launched Electric Mobility Counter has shown.

The counter has been established by the Polish Alternative Fuels Association (PSPA) and the Polish Automotive Industry Association (PZPM) and is available at the organisations' websites.

The data has been acquired from the Central Register of Cars and Drivers (CEPiK) and the organisations' own research and registers.

Of the 4,987 cars, 3,163 were fully electric (Battery Electric Vehicles, or BEVs), while the remaining vehicles were hybrid (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles, or PHEVs).

There were 278 electric delivery vehicles, 198 electric buses and 3,445 electric scooters and motorbikes at the end of March.

In 2018, Poland registered 23 percent more electric vehicles than in the previous year.

With 73,000 electric vehicles sold, Norway was the leader in Europe in 2018. In Germany, the number topped 67,500, in the UK it reached nearly 60,000 and in France - more than 45,000.

At the end of March 2019 Poland had 646 charging stations offering 1,148 charging points. GreenWay Polska, the market leader, has announced that in the next 2 to 3 years it will have 630 stations in Poland thanks to support from the European Investment Bank.