Poland to invest EUR 3 bln in electromobility - PM

Poland treats the issue of electromobility very seriously and is ready to invest at least EUR 3 bln to this purpose over the next ten years, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Twitter on Monday.

"Over the next 10 years we are going to allocate at least EUR 3 bln to this purpose in order to develop research projects that will translate into increased innovation and air quality," the head of government wrote.

The PM's tweet was his reaction to a report by Poland's oil conglomerate PKN Orlen in which the company had announced the launch of its first electric car charging point at a PKN Orlen petrol station in Siewierz, southern Poland. The company added that it planned to build 150 such points along transit routes and in cities.

Under the company's programme, the first 50 points will be constructed by the end of 2019.

The development of electromobility is one of the tasks listed in Poland's Strategy for Responsible Development, a long-term economic development plan drafted by Mateusz Morawiecki. The strategy assumes that Poland will have about 1 million electric vehicles on its roads by 2025.

In March 2017, the government adopted the Electromobility Development Plan which assumes the construction of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in selected cities in 2019-2020.