Last week, Last Mile Solutions took part in the New Mobility Congress organised by PSPA (Polish Association of Alternative Fuels) in the city of Łódź. It was the largest e-mobility event in this part of Europe, gathering a record number of 1,000 participants. The event was an opportunity for key stakeholders of the entire zero-emission transport value chain and professionals in the e-mobility market to exchange ideas and expert knowledge.
The organisers of the event included several hundred representatives of central administrations, local governments, experts and practitioners of the e-mobility market and several dozen exhibitors. Vehicle manufacturers, technology and infrastructure companies, energy and fuel companies, transport operators, developing start-ups and decision makers discussed the technologies introduced to the market and identified business models and partnerships that guarantee the implementation of new mobility projects. All this to reduce emissions from the transport sector in Poland and to enable the safe and sustainable flow of people, goods and services.
Thanks to the development of electromobility, Poland is facing a historic opportunity to not only reduce emissions from the transport sector, but to also increase the innovativeness of the domestic economy, significantly increase the value of exports and create thousands of new jobs.
Poland is the largest beneficiary of the modernisation fund, which will not only help create new jobs, but also maintain existing ones. Importantly, PLN 800 million will soon be allocated to the development of the charging infrastructure, which will further accelerate the development of electromobility in Poland, according to Minister Michał Kurtyka.
My Electric Car
KNM 2021 was largely devoted to the current and planned electromobility support instruments, both in the area of vehicles and charging infrastructure.
One of these support instruments is the “My Electric Car”-program, that started just a few weeks ago, but has already received 800 applications for a total amount of PLN 16 million. The average amount of subsidies is PLN 20.000. Soon, leasing subsidies for company vehicles will be assigned. The next step will be support in the form of subsidies for the charging infrastructure, said Artur Lorkowski, Vice President of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management. He added that the project budget would be additionally supplied with the amount of PLN 200 million, and the recruitment for institutional beneficiaries, including entrepreneurs, would start in October.