Poland plans EV plant
A grouping of Polish state-owned energy companies are planning to develop a new €1bn plant manufacturing electric vehicles. Energy cos Enea, Energa, PGE and Tauron, are part the ElectroMobility Poland initiative launched in 2016.
The EV project is a big ask given that Poland currently has no passenger vehicle makers. The last native car, the FSO Polonez, rolled off the production line in 2002.
However, the Polish EV sector got a boost in January when Mercedes-Benz announced that it was building new battery pack factory in Jawor, some 100kms from the German border. The plant will create 300 jobs, with its output destined for the company’s new electric EQ family of vehicles.