Conditions for EV charging infrastructure development Poland
Management Faculty, Czestochowa University of Technology
The issue of using alternative fuels in the functioning of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) is a topic that is frequently discussed both at the level of the EU and Member States. The major matter that forces the search for effective solutions is the broadly defined protection of the environment. The use of alternative fuels is especially important in the context of the reduction of smog, among others, which in Poland exceeds several hundred times the norm. One of the types of fuel, that is currently gaining popularity, as a substitute for traditional propulsion products of petroleum derivatives is electricity. The number of electric cars, both in the world and in Europe is growing gradually. However, the growth dynamic of this type of vehicles’ users, depending on a country, is quite diverse. One of the key factors that determines the purchase of an electric car, apart from its price, is the access to the charging infrastructure. The aim of this article is to indicate the determinant of the development of the charging network for electric vehicles in Poland. On the basis of comparison with other European countries and the verification of legal sources, at the EU and state level, it will be possible to evaluate planned solutions for the development of charging infrastructure for electric cars, and to propose additional improvements.