The National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOŚiGW) had set aside over PLN 125 million for subsidies aimed at stations of at least 150 kW. It is still possible to apply for grants for lower-powered chargers.
On 9 January 2023, the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOŚiGW) launched another call for applications as part of the “Support for EV charging infrastructure and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure” program. Within an hour from the start of the call, interested entities submitted applications amounting to a total higher than the budget allocated to support public ultra-fast charging stations of no less than 150 kW, which is PLN 125,015,709. The maximum funding available for this call was up to 50% of eligible costs.
Drawing from the experience of 2022, in the second call of the program, NFOŚiGW allocated the largest budget to grants for the fastest charging stations. In the first round, the same amount of PLN 315 million was allocated to support the installation of chargers across all categories. This year’s call offered lower funds for beneficiaries interested in launching non-public chargers of at least 22 kW. About PLN 12.1 million is over 10 times less than the budget for subsidizing the fastest stations. Applicants intending to install private or semi-private infrastructure are eligible to receive a grant of up to 25% of eligible costs. The National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management plans to allocate around PLN 59.5 million towards subsidizing devices with a power rating of between 50 kW and 150 kW. The maximum grant amount is set at 30% of eligible costs (up to 45% for municipalities where the population does not exceed 100,000 citizens in the year preceding the submission of the grant application, or where fewer than 60,000 motor vehicles were registered, or with fewer than 400 motor vehicles per 1,000 citizens). An additional PLN 100 million has been allocated for subsidizing hydrogen refuelling stations. In this case, the maximum grant is up to 50% of eligible costs. Entrepreneurs, local government units, housing communities, tenants’ associations and individual farmers can benefit from the support provided as part of the NFOŚiGW program.
According to the “E-Mobility Index”, there are currently approx. 2,600 public charging stations in Poland. In 2022, the number of newly installed chargers exceeded 600.