Polish oil giant to build charging stations for electric vehicles: report
PR dla Zagranicy
One of Poland’s largest crude oil refiners, PKN Orlen, wants to build quick-charging stations for electric vehicles, the Rzeczpospolita daily has reported.
According to the paper, Orlen is looking to build charging stations along a route leading from Poland's capital Warsaw, to the western city of Poznań, and further on towards the German border.
Rzeczpospolita added that such a project would allow the company to diversify its income sources.
According to the Gazeta Wyborcza daily, the number of registered electric cars in 2016 amounted to just 0.1 percent of all cars registered in Poland.
But Rzeczpospolita said that investing in charging stations for electric vehicles is a sound plan for the future, and in some big cities in Poland, like Warsaw, it is already profitable to build such facilities.
In February the Polish government set itself an ambitious goal to rapidly develop electric-powered road transport, especially in urban centres.
Last year the government announced that by 2025 Poland aims to have one million electric cars on its roads, in a bid to cut carbon emissions from transport.