Incentives for owners of electric cars in Poland
PR dla Zagranicy
The owners of electric vehicles will be able to park in the centres of big cities in Poland for free this year, according to a report.
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The measure is part of a new law on electromobility that has been signed by President Andrzej Duda.
The programme needs the green light from the European Commission, according to public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency.
Poland plans to have 6,000 charging points for electric vehicles by the end of 2020, the agency added.
At the end of last year, a Polish deputy prime minister said the government in Warsaw would launch a special Low-Emission Transport Fund that would be endowed with close to PLN 5 billion (EUR 1.2 billion, USD 1.44 billion) in funds by 2027.
Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki declared in December that tackling air pollution, which is estimated to kill some 50,000 people a year in the country, would be one of his government’s priorities.