Poland wants to be an electromobility leader in the EU

Electromobility is an opportunity for a better and cleaner quality of life - emphasised jointly the participants of the Brussels PKEE E-Mobility Summer Day. The meeting was attended, among others, by Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission, Michał Kurtyka, Secretary of State at the Polish Ministry of Energy, Government Plenipotentiary for the COP24 Climate Summit, Marta Gajęcka, Advisor to the President of the Republic of Poland , Head of Energy Security, Members of the European Parliament and representatives of major European organizations and industry associations. The purpose of the event organized by the Polish Electricity Association (PKEE) was to promote the Polish energy sector in the European Union.

On Wednesday afternoon, several hundred people came to Brussels' Autoworld Museum to talk about the future of electromobility and the opportunities it presents. "One fifth of CO2 emissions in Europe come from the transport sector. This is the main source of pollution in our cities. Transport is responsible for diseases and premature deaths affecting millions of people around the world. We can no longer turn a blind eye to this. We want to see that by 2030. One A third of all cars were electric or hybrid " - said Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union, in his opening speech. "We want to use electromobility to store energy. An electric car can turn every home into a small power plant. Consumers will not only be able to store electricity in batteries, but with the new energy market model they will be able to sell the surplus back to the grid at peak times."- Maroš Šefčovič, responsible for legislative proposals aimed at establishing an energy union, underlined. Some of them concern emission reductions in energy, industry and other sectors.

The speakers invited by PKEE at the meeting in Brussels were key figures for the European as well as the Polish energy sector. Michał Kurtyka, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Poland, Government Plenipotentiary for the COP24 Climate Summit, emphasized how much Poland and the Polish energy sector have already done to improve the quality of the air we breathe. "The Polish energy industry has come a long way. It is less binary, less black and white and more colourful. Sustainable development is the new slogan of our energy policy"- Mr Kurtyka assured the audience. In his opinion, electromobility is a great opportunity for the Polish economy, and Poland may become a leader in this field. 

As emphasized by the organizers of PKEE E-Mobility Summer Day has become an important element of a serious European debate not only on electromobility, but also on the future of the entire sector.  Transformation The energy transition is already underway in Poland and Europe". - – stressed Marta Gajęcka, Advisor to the President of the Republic of Poland, Head of Energy Security. As she added, electromobility is not a question of fashionable electric cars but of security of energy supply. "Electromobility has huge implications for reliance on oil imports. It will help countries like Poland become less dependent " - she said during the discussion. "Energy storage brings new economic models. It is a revolution for the general public, but also for the business and energy sectors "- she concluded.

Currently Poland is third in the European Union in terms of the fleet of electric buses; according to estimates of the Ministry of Energy, in the next five years the number of such vehicles will increase up to fifteen times. The coming years will also see a dynamic increase in the number of private electric cars on our roads and, consequently, the expansion of charging infrastructure. Already in three years, Polish car owners will have at their disposal more than 6 thousand charging points.