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AUTOMOTIVEOver 100,000 passenger BEVs and PHEVs are now driving on Polish roads

According to data from the end of April 2024, there were a total of 64,495 fully electric (BEV) passenger and commercial vehicles registered in Poland. In the first four months of this year, their number increased by 7,782 units (8% more than in the same period in 2023), according to the Electromobility Meter launched by PZPM and PSNM.

At the end of April 2024, 111,775 electric passenger cars were driving on Polish roads. The fleet of fully electric passenger cars (BEVs) numbered 57,958 units, while the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) fleet consisted of 53,817 units. The number of electric delivery and heavy-duty vehicles was 6,568 units. The fleet of electric mopeds and motorcycles also continues to grow, reaching 20,402 units by the end of April. Additionally, the number of hybrid passenger and delivery cars increased to 771,558 units. At the end of last month, the fleet of zero-emission buses in Poland grew to 1,314 units (of which 1,260 were fully electric and 54 were hydrogen-powered).

Alongside the fleet of electric vehicles, charging infrastructure is also developing. At the end of April 2024, there were 6,691 public electric vehicle charging points (3,686 stations) in Poland. Of these, 28% were fast DC charging points, and 72% were slow AC charging points with a power output of up to 22 kW. In April, 201 new charging points were launched.

“The automotive industry welcomed the government’s allocation of PLN 1.6 billion from the KPO program for subsidies for electric vehicles with great interest. We do not yet know the details of this program, but given the recent decline in the registration dynamics of new electric vehicles—not only in Poland—this program could revolutionize initial registrations. While the only reservation for new cars was the too-low value of the vehicle eligible for the subsidy of PLN 225,000, the details will be very important for subsidies for used cars, including precisely defining which vehicles will be eligible. Given our poor experiences with the used internal combustion car market, every effort must be made to ensure that already worn-out electric cars do not enter our market. Limiting the vehicle age to 4 years seems reasonable. However, it should be noted that in practically all European countries, subsidies came with the obligation to use the vehicle for at least 2-3 years. This would mean that buyers using the subsidy system would be importing vehicles over 4 years old, which we do not want,” says Jakub Faryś, President of PZPM.

“The potentially most significant information for the Polish electromobility market in recent weeks was the announcement of a program for used electric cars. For several years, PSNM has been advocating for the introduction of subsidies for zero-emission vehicles, following the example of the Netherlands, France, Lithuania, and Germany. Currently, electric vehicle buyers in Poland are primarily companies (their share is steadily increasing and already exceeds 85%). The mass electrification of Polish fleets will not be possible without a significant increase in demand for EVs from the secondary market among individual buyers,” says Aleksander Rajch, Board Member of PSNM.

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