High support for low-emission transport in Poland

Authors: Łukasz KarpiesiukGrzegorz Pizoń, & Łukasz Bondaruk

A growing trend is the development of electromobility as one of the strategic aspects of the Polish economy. Recently the stage of the legislative procedure was completed which involved gathering public comments on a draft regulation concerning a Low-Emission Transport Fund. The draft legislation would introduce specific financial tools to support development of the market and infrastructure of alternative transport fuels.

In the middle of the previous year, the idea of establishing the fund became clear following implementation of the amended act on biocomponents and liquid biofuels. It was made possible to provide various types of direct support for projects which facilitate the implementation of electromobility in Poland. The legislation stated that financial aid for specified activities can be requested inter alia by:

  • manufacturers;
  • producers;
  • port managers;
  • farmers; and
  • scientific entities.

The draft regulation defines both the nature of entities who are eligible to apply for co-financing and the form of such support. For example, as regards the construction/development of infrastructure for charging electric vehicles, such support can be requested by distribution network operators, operators of public charging stations and suppliers of charging services, as defined by the relevant electromobility legislation. Support will be granted in the form of subsidies or loans.

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