Mar 30, 2019 - 08:39 am

Poland to build own EV brand for domestic market

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The Polish company ElectroMobility Poland (EMP), a joint venture of the four state-owned energy companies Tauron, Enea, Energa and PGE, has announced the development of three versions of a compact electric car for the Polish market. The first versions will be released in 2022 or 2023.

The state news agency PAP quotes Piotr Zaremba, head of ElectroMobility Poland, as saying that the company has decided to create an e-platform on which three versions of a C-segment compact electric car will be built.

The aim is to achieve economies of scale through large-scale production and thus ensure profitability. In concrete terms, this means that 100,000 and later up to 200,000 electric cars a year, should roll off the assembly line. At several locations, the company is planning corresponding branches that should be ready for operation in two to three years. ElectroMobility Poland estimates its total investment in the expansion of production capacities at 2 billion zloty (around 460 million euros).

Incidentally, the Poles are bringing the German company EDAG Engineering on board to develop the different types of EV. “EDAG has launched 20 series models on the market in the last five years and gives us the certainty that our targeted product will be of very good technical quality,” Zaremba told PAP. It is also conceivable that the future electric cars will later be marketed outside Poland.

As mentioned above, ElectroMobility Poland is owned 25% each by the four energy companies PGE, Energa, Enea and Tauron. The joint venture, which was launched in 2016, is part of the state initiative to promote electric mobility in the country. According to its roadmap, the Polish government intends to put a total of 1 million electric vehicles on the roads by 2025.

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Ein Kommentar zu “Poland to build own EV brand for domestic market

  1. Mac

    Sorry to say so but it seems to be only a part of pre-election campaign. Nothing is really ready for this enterprise. It is not an advantage, that government-owned firms are trying to master the ev platform in Poland. There are other ways to promote electromobility in this country, To start something from zero and to be sure, that in 5 years Poland can produce 1 milion cars is a sad joke. Poland has very bat history in auto-making business. Remember Polski Fiat? Polonez, Tarpan (quasi off-road ) and other experiments? It is rasonable to go into cooperation with some experienced car maker like Renault (Zoe) Nissan, Kia and build a factory for assambling cars.

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