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A network of electro service stations will be build in Poland

A network of electro service stations will be build in Poland
A network of electro service stations will be build in Poland

Future, which only yesterday seemed unreal and far away, becomes a reality today. Electric cars, previously available only as concepts, are gaining popularity in the global market. And Poland is no exception. In the near future famous Polish businessman Jan Kulczyk plans to build a network of electro service stations in 14 Polish cities. In total e+ company, owned by Kulczyk, will build 300 electro stations. Estimated payback of the project will be from 3 to 5 years.

To date energy car market in Poland is just beginning to emerge. Among the proposals that currently available for Polish consumers is a model of the Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi i-MiEV. Also in 2011 in Poland should appear energy cars from Peugeot-Citroen and Opel.

New technologies, which come to the market, always seem to be expensive. And energy cars are no exception. For example, the cost of i-MiEV car in Poland is now 160,000 zloty (approximately 40,000 euros). If we add to this lack of infrastructure, we will see that situation is not funny.

However, market potential remains attractive for investors, which confirms a new project by Jan Kulczyk. Company e +, owned by the Polish businessman, has already begun to create a network of service stations. The first "swallows" were shopping centers in Warsaw, where were opened 12 stations for recharging electric vehicles.

It is planned that the network of energy stations in Poland will be completed till 2013.

Electric cars, one way or another, are still losing in popularity to gas engines. According to a survey of the Accenture consultancy, the idea of long-term replacement of the current cars by energy cars is popular only in China, where it is supported by 86% of population. And in the country of "green" initiatives - Germany - possibility of complete replacement of traditional cars by electric vehicles is supported only by 53% of respondents.

Ilya Kalachev

Date: 27/05/2011

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