PLN 1 billion will be allocated to the development of the power grid for electric vehicle chargers, and PLN 870 million will support investments in chargers and hydrogen stations only.
The National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management will start the call for applications under the priority program "Support for electric vehicle charging infrastructure and hydrogen refueling infrastructure" on January 7. Thanks to it - as part of the government's electromobility development strategy - a network of over 17,000 charging points for electric cars and 20 hydrogen stations will be created throughout Poland. The budget of the program is PLN 870 million.
Local governments, companies, cooperatives and housing communities as well as individual farmers will be able to take advantage of non-repayable subsidies for the construction of infrastructure. The goal is to popularize zero-emission cars in Poland, as well as industry and services, especially in sectors operating in favor of electromobility, such as the production of chargers, hydrogen production, IT, etc.
The program provides for co-financing of projects consisting in: creating charging points
with a power of at least 22 kW, only for own needs, which will not be used to provide the charging service (budget PLN 70 million), construction of charging stations with a power of at least 22 kW, other than public charging stations (budget PLN 70 million) , construction of publicly available charging stations with a capacity of not less than 50 kW or reconstruction of public charging stations resulting in an increase in its power to a capacity of not less than 50 kW (budget PLN 630 million), as well as construction or reconstruction of publicly available hydrogen stations (budget PLN 100 million). In total, as part of the program, it is planned to create or rebuild 17 760 various types of points and charging stations for electric vehicles and 20 hydrogen refueling stations.