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Poland: National parks to receive subsidies for zero-emission vehicles

Polish national parks will receive 16 million złotych (3.6 million euros) in subsidies from the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management to implement the ‘Elektro Parks – electromobility in national parks’ program. The subsidies are intended for the purchase of electric cars, stations and charging points.

“Thanks to the agreements signed today, Polish national parks will receive a total of 16 million złotych for the purchase of quiet and zero-emission electric vehicles. This is an important support provided for nature and tourists visiting parks,” said the Minister of Climate and Environment, Anna Moskwa. “Thanks to this, air pollution will not only be reduced but also the comfort of work of park services will be improved and the noise level will be reduced.”

According to the press release from the Ministry of Climate and Environment, the implementation of the ‘Elektro Parks – electro-mobility in national parks’ program is aimed at reducing air pollution, limiting the consumption of emission fuels, as well as increasing awareness of electro-mobility and the benefits it brings both to people and the environment.

“Natural resources of national parks constitute an important element of the protection of natural heritage in Poland, therefore we must try to reduce the emission of harmful compounds in these areas”, said Sławomir Mazurek, Vice-President of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management.

The subsidy program will co-finance the purchase of 79 electric vehicles (passenger cars, minivans and SUVs), 41 EV charging stations, as well as a zero-emission electric boat.

National parks will receive a subsidy of up to 90 per cent of the eligible costs for the purchase of new electric vehicles, which will be implemented between 2022-2023.

The upper limit of the vehicle’s eligible value will be 170,000 złotych (36.200 euros) for passenger cars and minivans and 270,000 złotych (57.600 euros) for SUVs. Other eligible costs, part of the 90 per cent subsidy, will include the purchase, construction and installation of the charging infrastructure.

The zero-emission vehicles, as well as charging points and stations, will receive special marking to further promote ​​electro-mobility and care for air quality in Poland.

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