E-mobility in Poland 2021 – State of affairs

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According to Samar, the Institute for Automotive Market Research, there are 445 in Poland last year.000 new cars have been registered. While that’s up 4% year-over-year, it’s a step backwards for the industry, which was expecting pre-pandemic results.

The electric car segment was the fastest growing segment of the Polish automotive market. In 2021, a total of 38,001 passenger cars with an electric drive or. Plugin registered. The Polish industry association Polskie Stowarzyszenie Paliw Alternatywnych (PSPA) held on 11. January determined that 19,206 of them were plug-in hybrids and 18,795 were pure electric vehicles. Year-on-year, the number of e-cars in Poland has almost doubled by 93%. In 2021, the charging infrastructure included 1932 charging stations with a total of 3784 charging points. It is interesting that last year in the capital Warsaw hardly any charging stations were built, but in cities like Gdańsk, Łodź and Olsztyn their number increased by around 25%.

The chairman of the PSPA Maciej Mazur emphasized in the monthly overview of the association that new record numbers were reached in the last months of the year. Jakub Faryś, Chairman of the Polish Association of the Automotive Industry (PZPM), sees the increase in sales of e-cars in connection with the state support program “Moj elektryk”. Just when the program was expanded to include leasing vehicles, but also to promote company-related charging infrastructure, the number of new registrations increased significantly. In November 2021 alone it was 1.108.

The sentiment barometer prepared by the PSPA for the year 2021/2022 examined the attitude of 6.000 Polish consumers to electric vehicles. It turned out that in the last 5 years, the proportion of consumers who can imagine buying an electric car has increased from 12% to 32%. This goes hand in hand with a growing sensitivity to climate issues. The e-car has now become the epitome of climate-friendly and individual mobility. The many new and attractive vehicle models were mentioned as further arguments in favor of electric vehicles. However, the decisive factor for interest in buying was familiarity with electric cars. While only 6% of respondents had an opportunity to drive an electric car in 2017, this percentage rose to almost 20%.

“The proportion of drivers who want to buy an electric car increases with the number of people who have driven an electric vehicle. This study confirms our observations – anyone who has had the opportunity to drive an electric car will no longer want to get out of it. This is also reflected in a series of surveys looking at the future of low-emission vehicles for the automotive industry. Of course, there are still certain barriers to the development of electric mobility for consumers, but there are no problems that cannot be overcome – both range development and charging station network are growing rapidly,” commented Radosław Kitala from Consulting & Arval Mobility Observatory Manager Arval Service Lease Polska. His company leases vehicles to corporate customers. It is precisely leasing that makes up the majority of the market for new vehicles in Poland. Less than a third of new car buyers are private customers. Therefore, company owners in particular, but also leasing companies, have to be convinced of the advantages of an electric car.

One of the central arguments remains the purchase price. Here, however, only 22% of those surveyed still saw an unfavorable price imbalance on the part of the electric vehicles. In 2017, almost half of those surveyed shared this view. Experts see a positive effect of the state purchase premium, which in Poland varies between 3 and 30 percent depending on the purchase price.800-6.136 euros and relieves the buyer accordingly.

Aleksandra Fedorska is a Polish-German political scientist and publicist. She works as a correspondent for Polish and German media in the fields of energy policy and e-mobility. Fedorska lives and works in Jagel in Schleswig-Holstein and in the Polish city of Poznań.

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  1. Well – I drove once and then “wanted to have” I also remember.
    My first contact was a Zoe 2016, and that was enough 🙂

    The best advertising is simply taking people with you; No marketing department in the world can top this effect – Tesla proves that perfectly 😉

    Keep it up Poland !

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