Saturday, January 29, 2022

The budget for the subsidy for ultrafast charging stations is exhausted in 2 weeks

 Just two weeks was enough to end the recruitment for co-financing for publicly available charging stations with a capacity of at least 150 kW, launched by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management - informs the Polish Alternative Fuels Association.

The program was launched on January 7, 2022. It provides subsidies for non-public charging stations (at least 22 kW), public stations with a capacity of 50 to less than 150 kW, public ultra-fast stations (with a capacity of at least 150 kW), and hydrogen refueling stations. In total, PLN 870 million has been earmarked for this purpose.

Beneficiaries (entrepreneurs, local government units, cooperatives, housing communities, and individual farmers) could apply for subsidies of up to 50% of eligible costs.

The development of ultra-fast infrastructure is a serious challenge both due to administrative and legal barriers and due to the small number of electric cars on Polish roads, the demand for charging is still relatively low.

Based on the forecasts over 40,000 publicly available chargers may operate in Poland by 2025.