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.