The charging station at Ostrobramska in Warsaw is the first such investment in the Decathlon chain in Poland. Circontrol brand device has been installed on a ground-based public parking lot and allows simultaneous alternating current charging of two vehicles.
– Decathlon is a dynamic brand that supports a healthy lifestyle and quickly absorbs innovations in this field. We understand the importance of the electric revolution in automotive branch and its impact on the environment in which we live. We would like to soon be able to offer our customers the option of charging electric cars in further locations of Decathlon facilities– says Wojciech Kozłowski, a spokesman for Decathlon Polska.
According to the estimates of the Ministry of Energy, by 2025, about one million electric cars will be registered in Poland, and with them there must be adequate charging infrastructure available. In order to fulfill this task, it should be located wherever people spend their time – in public places, in office buildings, shopping malls or on housing estates.
– The idea is to install charging stations corresponding to the characteristics of a specific location, and the entire process of its construction and management after launching should be carried out comprehensively and with minimal involvement of the object owner – says Piotr Lembas, CEO of Indigo Tech, a supplier of comprehensive solutions in the electric car charging stations industry.
The recently adopted “Act on electromobility and alternative fuels” assumes that by the end of 2020 there should be 6.4 thousand publicly available charging stations in Poland. To achieve this, as many public and private entities as possible must be included in the development of infrastructure for electric cars.
– Today, a charging station can be installed almost anywhere – there are many different device models on the market that can be tailored to the individual needs of the customer – says Damian Król from Indigo Tech. – Furthermore – suppliers can also take on the management of the station, its servicing and settling payments. This is a convenient solution for owners of shops, hotels or office buildings who want to offer electric car charging service in their facilities.
Indigo Tech is a result of the evolution of RacoCars, which has been operating in the electromobility industry since 2016. It specializes in the supply of comprehensive solutions in the field of electric vehicles charging infrastructure for commercial, public and individual customers.
– The opening of the charging station in Decathlon facility is our successive implementation in Warsaw. Earlier we installed, among others, charging stations in Galeria Północna in Białołęka (Warsaw). By the end of 2018, we plan to launch about 20-30 charging stations of various types –says Piotr Lembas.
The charging station in Decathlon will soon undergo integration tests with a new management software offered by Indigo Tech, enabling the reservation and launch of the station using a smartphone application, as well as making non-cash payments for the charging service.
Indigo Tech is a member of the Polish Alternative Fuels Association (PSPA) – an industry organization dealing in creating the electromobility market in Poland, operating under the patronage of the Ministry of Energy.
Below you will find links to articles in the industry media regarding launch of the above charging station (available in Polish only):
- Eurobuild CEE: Więcej energii przy sporcie, 28 maja 2018
- PropertyNews.pl: Nowa stacja ładowania w Decathlonie, pierwsza taka w Polsce, 28 maja 2018
- Retailnet.pl: Decathlon wprowadza stacje ładowania samochodów, 28 maja 2018