Number of electric cars on the rise in Poland

Of the 5,889 cars, 3,723 were fully electric (Battery Electric Vehicles, or BEVs). Rafał Guz/PAP

There are nearly 5,900 electric cars registered in Poland, with their number growing by 100 percent year on year in the first five months of 2019, according to the newly-launched Electric Mobility Counter.

A counter has been established by the Polish Alternative Fuels Association (PSPA) and the Polish Automotive Industry Association (PZPM).

In January-May 2018, the number of registered electric vehicles totalled 815, while after the first five months of 2019 it amounted to 1,633.

Of the 5,889 cars, 3,723 were fully electric (Battery Electric Vehicles, or BEVs), while the remaining vehicles were hybrid (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles, or PHEVs).

At the end of May 2019, there were 314 electric delivery vehicles, 198 electric buses and 4,139 electric scooters and motorbikes.

Also at the end of this May, Poland had 694 charging stations offering 1,259 charging points.