Warsaw will host the Global E-mobility Forum, one of the biggest world events devoted to electric mobility, in September, Deputy Environment Minister Michal Kurtyka said on Wednesday.
The car’s compact form addresses traffic jams and lack of parking space and has been patented in countries with a combined population of over 2.5 billion.
Poland has around 6,000 electric passenger cars while the number of traditional vehicles exceeds 17 million, according to an expert of the Samar institute monitoring the car market.
There are nearly 5,900 electric cars registered in Poland, with their number growing by 100 percent year on year in the first five months of 2019, according to the newly-launched Electric Mobility Counter.
Poland had 4,987 electric passenger cars and 646 charging stations at the end of March, the newly-launched Electric Mobility Counter has shown.
Solaris Bus & Coach has started the delivery of 15, 12-metre-long electric buses ordered by a Berlin public transport operator, the company announced on Tuesday.
The construction of Poland's first electric car plant will cost PLN 2 bln (EUR 466 mln), PAP was told by Piotr Zaremba, CEO of special-purpose company ElectroMobility Poland (EMP). As many as 17 potential locations are being taken into account, Zaremba added.
A Japanese automotive parts manufacturer, Mitsui High-tec (MHT), will build in Poland its first European factory of motor cores for hybrid and electric cars, the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) said in a statement on Tuesday.
The Korea Electric Terminal Company will spend up to PLN 90 mln (EUR 21.0 mln) to build a plant which will manufacture components for electric cars, in Zabrze, southern Poland.
Being one of the first Polish cars, the Syrena was also one of the first cars to gain cult status in Poland. During communism it was the must-have vehicle and a rival to its German counterpart the Trabant.