Do you dream of an electric car, but are worried that there are too few charging stations in Poland? PKN ORLEN plans to change that!

Is electromobility the future or a dream?

According to data compiled by PZPM and PSPA from the end of April 2022, a total of 46,552 electric passenger and commercial cars were registered in Poland. In the first four months of this year, their number increased by 7,768, or 44% more than in the corresponding period of 2021.results of the electromobility counter launched by PZPM and PSPA.

In the rest of the report, prepared by PZPM and PSPA, it can also be read that at the end of April 2022 there were 44,667 electric passenger cars on Polish roads. Fully electric vehicles (VEBs) made up 48% (21,450 units) of this part of the vehicle fleet, and the rest (52%) were plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHVs) – 23,217 items

It may seem that compared to the number of traditional cars, of which 38,674,496 vehicles were registered in the central vehicle database at the beginning of October 2021, the number of electric cars is still small. However, it cannot be denied that more and more people decide to buy such a car. This is favored by the expanding structure of the charging station, as well as many advantages for people who own an electric car.

Electric car in Poland – is it worth it?

Buying a new car is always associated with a considerable expense. The same applies to electric cars, prices in showrooms start at more than 90 thousand. zloty. However, people who plan to buy such a vehicle can count on state funding. Under the “My Electrician” program, natural persons who do not run a business can obtain financing in the amount of PLN 18,750. Holders of the large family card can count on even greater help, as they will receive an additional 27,000 PLN.

You see that the search for ecological solutions is becoming important for the authorities of our country, but also for the growing number of citizens.
In addition, having an electric car in Poland is also associated with several privileges that people living in cities can certainly enjoy, namely, you can use an electric car to use a bus lane, which significantly speeds up travel in the city. town. In addition, many cities offer electric conductors free parking spaces or even spaces reserved for them.

It should also be noted that the number of charging stations is increasing.

PKN ORLEN and alternative fuels – upcoming changes?

PKN ORLEN has noticed the growing interest in electric cars, as well as the problem of unevenly distributed charging stations across Poland, and I plan to expand the network of chargers. An alternative to traditional service stations will be multi-station HUBs, allowing the simultaneous charging of many electric vehicles. Multi-station charging stations will be developed along high-speed routes and places playing a special role on the communication map of Poland.

In addition, PKN ORLEN is developing its activities in the field of electromobility, expanding the offer addressed to professional customers with fleet services for electric cars. The first customers are already using the services mentioned above today. The offer will be extended to the requirements of the business market. PKN ORLEN caters to the needs of the private market as well as companies and businesses.

It is also worth mentioning that thanks to the integration of ENERGA with PKN ORLEN, which has made it possible to connect Energa charging stations to the ORLEN Charge network, electric vehicle chargers are installed on light poles in many cities. . Thus, the charging infrastructure network built by PKN ORLEN will be expanded with innovative devices. It is the first solution of its kind in Poland that relies on the existing infrastructure. The charging stations operate with powers from 3 to 22 kW, depending on the operation of the lamp itself and its current energy demand. The devices are designed to replenish the battery condition of electric vehicles when parked or fully charged overnight.

In addition, contractors who need permanent access to the charging station or want to make it available for commercial use can purchase such a device in different models – wallbox, AC station or DC station. There are 2 packages available: ORLEN Charge Package and Standard Package. As part of the ORLEN Charge package, the company receives a complete solution – from installation services, design and construction work, to payment processing and additional services, including 24/7 technical support. 7 for drivers by telephone. The standard package is a full installation service plus design and construction work.

How to charge an electric car at CG ORLEN stations?

On your way to the ORLEN CG station, it is useful to know how to use it in a simple and fast way, as well as to know their different locations. The ORLEN Charge app is helpful in this regard.

You can charge your electric car at ORLEN Group charging stations in a few simple steps:

  1. Install the ORLEN Charge mobile app on your phone via the AppStore or Google Play.
  2. Log in to the app or create a new account.
  3. Find the selected charging station on the map in the app.
  4. Connect your car to the charging station.
  5. Select the correct plug in the app and click the “Load” button.
  6. Enter your payment card details. We need it to finalize the transaction.
  7. To finish charging, click the “Stop” button in the app. The charging station will unlock the socket lock.

With the ORLEN Charge app, you can check the current charging status, electricity consumption information, as well as power and session time data while charging the vehicle.

Currently, there are two types of charging stations at CG ORLEN stations:

  • direct current (DC) stations with a power of 50kW and 100kW, the so-called fast – which allows to recharge the car battery in 10-40 minutes,
  • alternating current (AC) stations with a power of 22kW – the so-called semi-rapid ones, on which charging the vehicle can take from several to several hours.

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