Over 9,000 electric cars on Poland's roads

In January alone 462 electric passenger vehicles were registered in Poland, showing a 191 pct rise over the figure for the equivalent period of 2019. Darek Delmanowicz/PAP

There are currently almost 9,100 electric cars on Poland's roads, the latest report from the Polish Alternative Fuels Association (PSPA) and the Polish Automotive Industry Association (PZPM) shows.

According to the count, at the end of January 2020, there were 9,099 passenger cars running on electric drives registered in Poland. Sixty percent (5,415) of those cars were fully electric - known as BEVs (Battery Electric Vehicles). The remaining 3,684 cars were PHEVs (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles).

The report also showed that at the end of January 2020 the number of HGVs (Heavy Goods Vehicles) and delivery vans running on electricity had increased to 541, and the number of electric buses had risen to 225. The number of electro-bikes and motorcycles also continues to rise, at the end of January there were 6,322 such vehicles on Poland's roads.

In January alone 462 electric passenger vehicles were registered in Poland, showing a 191 pct rise over the figure for the equivalent period of 2019.