Poland presents its first electric vehicle Izera

Poland presents its first electric vehicle Izera
By bne IntelliNews July 29, 2020

ElectroMobility Poland, the Polish company tasked with designing and production of the country’s first electric car, presented the product prototype on July 28.

The e-car, which will be named Izera after a mountain range in southern Poland, will be manufactured from 2023, the company said. The manufacturer presented two models, an SUV and a hatchback. The company did not offer any details on the technical specs of the car.

Poland had ambitious plans for quickly growing the number of e-vehicles on its roads to one million by 2025, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki pledged in 2016. While that is unattainable now, domestic production of what ElectroMobility Poland claims will be a “reasonably-priced vehicle for an average Pole” could boost the number of e-car users in the late 2020s. 

The vehicle’s nominal range is expected at 400 kilometres on a single charge. The car will be able to go from zero to 100 km/h in about eight seconds. 

The prototype’s construction has cost PLN30mn (€6.8mn) thus far. The cost of launching production is expected at PLN4bn-PLN5bn. The production of the vehicle will create approximately 3,500 jobs in the initial stages, ElectroMobility Poland said. The are no details, however, on when the construction of a factory will start, nor where it will be located.

There were over 6,800 electric cars registered in Poland at the end of June. There also were over 5,400 hybrid cars, combining combustion engine with battery.