Sales of electric cars in Poland increased by 140%

Sales of electric cars in Poland increased by 140%

Counter electromobility in Poland exceeded 40 thousand. cars, and since the beginning of the year the number of new registrations has increased by more than 70% compared to the corresponding period of 2021. Sales of electric vehicles in Poland increased – especially in the passenger car and small transport segments. Why is the electric car market in our country growing so strongly?

Sales of electric cars in Poland increased

Electric vehicles in the indicated ranges are often purchased by entrepreneurs from small and medium-sized companies, using financial cooperation, eg as part of the “My Electrician” program. So far, we are at the beginning of the road, but the potential is huge – says Agnieszka Szwaj from Webfleet Solutions.

– Polish ships will be more and more electrified. According to our surveys, among shipping companies more than 60% of them are considering introducing electric vehicles to their fleet within the next 2-3 years, with a number of EVs (electric vehicles) connected. WEBFLEET telematics platform has doubled in the last year – said Agnieszka Szwaj, Poland & EE marketing manager, Webfleet Solutions.

Maciej Matelski, passenger car market director at PKO Leasing, also sees a huge revival in the electric car market.

After February 2022, the market showed that sales of pure electric vehicles increased by 140% year-on-year and plug-in hybrid vehicles by more than 100%. Their share in total car sales also increased – he insisted.

In the expert’s opinion, government subsidy programs for entrepreneurs launched in 2021, including “My Electrician”, which made the interest of companies exceed expectations.

– Within 2-3 months of working on the program, applying for grants to the National Fund for grants, we have completed last year’s sales – Maciej Matelski noted.

Electric vehicles, including vans up to 6 tons and buses, are bought mainly by entrepreneurs, to isolate them on short routes and close to cities. In most ways, the obstacle is the variety of batteries and the lack of a developed network of charging stations.

– These are transport companies, where the daily distance is between 100 and 200 km, local governments that provide public transport, municipal services or bakeries – explained Adam Skierkowski, product manager at MAN TGE.

The analysis of the Webfleet Solutions report shows that 49% of Polish vehicles with an internal combustion engine (LCVs and passenger ships) can be effectively replaced with similar electrical equipment.

Replacing the ship with an electric one

Electrification of almost half of Poland’s fleet would reduce fuel consumption by 38% and CO2 emissions would drop below 30%.

Agnieszka Szwaj, however, convinces to make business decisions related to the replacement of the ship with an electric one, based on reliable data analysis.

– Cars provide such a lot of data – about daily mileage, route, driving style. By analyzing this data, you can effectively answer the question of whether at this stage we are ready to replace the fleet with electric vehicles, or whether it will be profitable for my company – the expert insists.

However, there are still some obstacles in the way of developing electromobility in Poland.

Problems with the electric car market

The problem with the popularity of electricians is the lack of payment infrastructure outside the cities. Experts also mentioned the limitations of system control – for example, long connection procedures, where the start time of the charger is on average several months, and the record is three years. That is why some companies from the SME sector decide to buy a package: the car, the charger and the PV installation that powers the charger.

According to experts, electric cars have a future in Poland, also because of clean transport zones created in city centers, and also because the government’s incentive system gives electric people, among other things, preferential parking and allows them to move on bus routes.

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