In Warsaw, companies most involved in the development of sustainable transport in the world have received Global e-Mobility Leader awards. One day before the Global E-mobility Forum, the Polish Alternative Fuels Association (in Polish: PSPA) and PwC awarded Polish leaders of new ecological mobility.
The awards were presented on 20 November this year during a ceremonial gala in the Royal Łazienki Park in Warsaw. The Polish Alternative Fuels Association and the PwC consulting firm awarded companies in two categories. The ‘Global E-Mobility Leader 2019’ awards were given to companies that are accelerating the global transformation of the automotive industry towards low-carbon and zero-emission mobility. The ‘Electromobility Leaders 2019’ awards went to companies most involved in the development of the Polish zero-emission transport market.
Many companies operating in our country are not only regional but also global leaders in the sustainable transport market. Due to its strategic location, implementation of friendly legal regulations, support for investors, and access to qualified personnel, Poland plays an increasingly important role on the electromobility map of Europe and of the world.
Candidates for the ‘Global E-Mobility Leader 2019’ title were selected with the participation of e-mobility market experts from 39 PwC branches around the world. On the basis of the analysis of applications, a list of 12 key entities, which are world leaders in electromobility, was selected. Five winners were selected from enterprises with a significant share of the global market for electric vehicles, electromobility components, and charging stations, as well as from those making significant investments in sustainable transport, implementing innovative solutions, or developing new mobility services. The choice was made by the Chapter, which consisted of: Minister of Climate and COP24 President Michał Kurtyka, Deputy Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC Ovais Sarmad, Minister of State for the Future of Transportation of the United Kingdom George Freeman, Ambassador of the Republic of Chile to Poland Julio Bravo, Vice-President of AVERE and Managing Director of PSPA Maciej Mazur, and PwC Partner Piotr Michalczyk.
The awards were received by the following companies:
The awards went to global enterprises, thanks to which the innovativeness and competitiveness of the Polish economy increases, new jobs are created, and transport is becoming more and more ecological. Poland’s increasingly stronger position in the sustainable transport sector is being built by such companies and institutions.
During the gala, PSPA and PwC also announced winners of the 2nd edition of the ‘Electromobility Leader 2019’ ranking, whose aim was to award companies that are most actively involved in the growth of zero-emission transport market in Poland.
The awards went to the following companies:
The following companies are among the distinguished:
The Polish ‘Electromobility Leaders 2019’ were selected on the basis of a survey conducted from August to October this year among private- and state-owned enterprises and institutions that are car fleet operators, suppliers of electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, components, or services related to the electromobility industry. Each survey questionnaire contained 76 detailed questions.
Poland is a strong link in the world electromobility sector value chain. We are ranked first among manufacturers and exporters of electric buses in Europe, and we are also successful in implementing zero-emission public transport in cities. We have also become a European production centre for lithium-ion batteries. ‘Already the first edition of our survey has clearly shown how many entities in Poland are actively participating in the development of electromobility and rightfully seeing in it the future of the automotive industry
The award ceremony took place the day before the Global e-Mobility Forum organised by the Polish Presidency of the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and by the Polish Ministry of Environment, in cooperation with PSPA, at the PGE National Stadium in Warsaw. The Forum is a high-level international event with participants representing governments, global organisations and the industry which has an impact on the shape and pace of global development of the electromobility market. The conference was announced during last year’s Climate Summit in Katowice. The event gathers the signatories of ‘Driving Change Together — Katowice Partnership for Electromobility,’ i.e. representatives of 44 countries, where over half of the world’s population lives. Read more at www.globalemobilityforum.com.