18/09/2019 19/09/2019

Global E-mobility Forum to be held in Warsaw

Electric bus in Katowice. Andrzej Grygiel/PAP

Warsaw will host the Global E-mobility Forum, one of the biggest world events devoted to electric mobility, in September, Deputy Environment Minister Michał Kurtyka said on Wednesday.

The September 18-19 congress is going to be biggest event focusing on electric mobility hosted by Poland so far.

During last year's UN climate conference, the COP 24, held in Poland's southern city of Katowice, Poland put forward three initiatives, one of which was the development of electric mobility. To this end, 43 countries signed a declaration titled "Driving Change Together – Katowice Partnership for Electromobility."

The 43 countries' inhabitants make up half of the global population, according to Kurtyka, who also said that about 1,200 companies have joined the partnership.

"We would like it to be the biggest and the most significant forum for discussing electric mobility, based on the growing strength of the Polish industry in terms of the development of electric mobility," Kurtyka said.

In this context, Kurtyka gave the example of electric buses, a sector where Poland is the European leader. "We are aware that the true electromobility revolution begins with public transport," he said.