In 2015 the world reached the milestone of 1 million electric vehicles in use globally. The EV segment in Europe is growing rapidly. Currently, 23% of the cars in Norway and 10% of the cars in the Netherlands are electric. Poland has a national goal of 1 million EVs on the road by 2025, according to the Ministry of Energy's Plan for the Development of E-Mobility in Poland.
However, Poland lacks public EV charging infrastrucutre. This lack of charging infrastructure is the single biggest obstacle preventing people from buying an electric vehicle, even as the prices of such vehicles continues to drop. It also makes Poland relatively inaccessible to EV drivers from abroad.
We are building a nationwide network of charging stations to overcome this problem.
What is an electric vehicle charging station?
An electric vehicle charging station/point is essentially a vertical post with a height of 2 meters and a width and depth of 70 cm, sitting on a 1 meter2 foundation. Two parking spaces directly adjacent are reserved exclusively for electric car charging.
The charging process is straightforward and simple, and can provide a relaxing break from the road:
- Driver parks the car at one of the parking spots directly in front of the charging point
- Driver approaches the charge point and identifies him/herself by scanning their RFID (radio frequency identification) card at the charge point’s RFID reader, or manually entering the login information on the terminal.
- Drivers who are not registered users of our network are welcome to use it and will pay per use, with their credit card.
- Driver selects the appropriate plug for the type of charge s/he wants and inserts it into the car`s socket
- Charging will then start automatically. The charging time will depend on the capacity of the battery, depth of its discharge and type of plug chosen, but on average it will take about 30 minutes.
- Driver can sit in the car and wait, go for a walk, or enjoy some of the nearby amenities.
After charging is complete, the driver just needs to disconnect the cable, replace it on the charging terminal, get into his or her electric car and continue the trip – without, of course, leaving any diesel exhaust behind.
Thanks to our mobile application drivers will be able to pre-arrange their trips, including reserving their desired charging stations along the way.
When drivers want to travel internationally, where possible, our roaming agreements with electricity providers in other countries will enable hassle free charging in those other countries as well.