RWE starts Warsaw EV pilot

WARSAW, POLAND - German utility RWE opened its first electric vehicle charging station at its Polish corporate headquarters in the capital city, Warsaw.

RWE said the installation of the charging station is one of 130 similar points envisioned under a research program funded by the European Union.

The city government of Warsaw will use five electric cars under a pilot research program. Data from the program will be used to expand the program in other parts of the region.

RWE in 2008 launched its "e-mobility Berlin" electric vehicle program in collaboration with automobile company Daimler and the German government. The 500 charging points under that program are used as a model for the pilot in Warsaw.

"RWE is committed to the development of sustainable technologies and renewable energy," said Filip Thon, chief executive of the Polish division of RWE. "Therefore electric cars charged with renewable energy sources are part of our vision of the future."

The company notes electric vehicles are 10 times cheaper to operate than their internal combustion counterparts.


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