Poland's automotive industry association head said Warsaw is aiming to have 1m electric cars on domestic roads by 2026 as the country's burgeoning car sector evolves.
Viewed as somewhat of an automotive superpower in the region, Poland forms part of the Visegrad Four, along with Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary, which all lay claims to attracting overseas investment to countries with low labour costs.
"Our new government is [aiming] to introduce on the Polish market 1m electric cars in 10 years," Polish Automotive Industry Association president, Jakub Farys told this week's Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) conference in Prague.
"I understand it is more an idea because for the moment it is impossible to register 1m [electric cars] in 10 years – nobody knows. What is very important is the new Polish government saw e-mobility is important for the Polish automotive industry.
"What we need is an industry [which] is innovative and better regulated. All the policy based on CO2 emissions, new tests for emissions, that is the hottest issue for the moment [as well as] infrastructure and automation."
All Visegrad countries – despite clear and obvious political differences when it comes to the migrant crisis which continues to engulf Europe – maintained they could have their collective cake and eat it when it came to cooperation while maintaining their competitiveness.
"All our four countries have more or less the same history, more or less the same roots," added Farys. "We are competitive, but it is also important to be together. We have more or less the same problems, for example, labour force, and more or less the same successes."