Illustration photo – Charging an Audi electric car.
Prague – Last year, the number of electric cars on Czech roads increased by 5,075 to 14,316. Just five years ago, it was about a tenth, and ten years ago electric cars practically did not drive in the country. This follows from the data of the Transport Research Center (CDV).
The most widespread brands are currently Škoda with 3,070 cars, Tesla, which has 1,969 registrations, and Volkswagen with 1,726 cars. On Friday, Tesla will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the start of serial production of its first Roadster model. At the same time, Tesla is one of the few brands that focuses on electric cars from the beginning and does not produce cars with an internal combustion engine.
In addition to the sale of new battery cars, the import of used electric cars also grew last year. They made up around 25 percent of the total registrations. Out of a total of 14,316 registered electric cars in the passenger car category, 77 percent are registered to companies, the rest to individuals. Corporate customers most often registered Škoda, Tesla and Volkswagen vehicles, private individuals then Tesla, Škoda and BMW,” said CDV director Jindřich Frič.
Almost 40 percent of passenger electric cars are registered in Prague (5,618 vehicles), followed by Středočeský region (2882) and South Moravian Region (1355). Moravian-Silesian Region and Ústí Region are next.
At the end of last year, there were 1364 public charging stations in the Czech Republic with a total of 2643 charging connections. This is a year-on-year increase of 41 percent. Five years ago, there were 284 charging points in the Czech Republic.
A total of 23,790 electric vehicles of all categories were registered in the Central Vehicle Register at the end of the year. Next to passenger electric cars, the most widespread category of electric scooters and motorcycles driven in the Czech Republic 8340, most from the domestic manufacturer Hecht.