At the beginning of the year, the Polish parliament passed the Act on Electromobility and Alternative Fuels. The Act passed is consistent with the Polish government’s strategy to develop electromobility in Poland, as it is not only a mechanism for implementing Directive 2014/94/EU on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure in national law, but also the first comprehensive regulation on electromobility in Poland.
In September 2016, the Ministry of Energy announced a general plan for the development of electromobility in Poland, with an initial draft act on electromobility and alternative fuels being announced on 27 April 2017. In October 2017 the Ministry of Energy published a revised draft act (Draft Act), which is significantly different from the initial version announced in April 2017. Below we focus on the new approach taken in the Draft Act to the development of a network of electric vehicle (EV) chargers and compressed natural gas vehicle charging stations.