In the face of the climate challenges, the transformation of the transport sector is a necessity, recognised Poland’s Minister of Climate Michał Kurtyka during the first meeting of the Polish-German Platform on E-mobility.
“The new Directive on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure which is to be extended by the Commission in 2020 requires close cooperation between Poland and Germany,” said Minister Kurtyka. “I hope that we will be able to find common ground in order to ensure the best possible solutions for the Polish transport sector. The standardisation of tax breaks across the EU, introducing measures to withdraw carbon intensive vehicles from the transport sector within the EU and transparent regulations which will allow for safe development and use of electrical power networks are the key issues.”
Moreover, with regards to international cooperation, Poland is open to investments in manufacturing plants in the country. In fact, Poland is currently the leading manufacturer of batteries for electric vehicles, including buses, as well as one of the main manufacturers of vehicle spare parts in the EU. It has well-qualified personnel, distribution networks, experience in supporting new investors and an attractive location in the middle of the global supply chains.
“Our goal is to further develop the transport sector,” continued Mr Kurtyka. “Quick introduction of electric vehicles is a challenge, but also a great opportunity to drive our economies with a strong impetus and to reduce the carbon footprint in the transport sector.”