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Polish e-Van

Organisation: Institute for Sustainable Development - Foundation Website: Added: December 29, 2023
Project start date: May 07, 2020
Project end date: December 31, 2023


The project "e-Van - universal delivery vehicle with electric drive cat. N1" is one of the NCRD's (National Research and Development Center) activities carried out in the formula of Pre-commercial Procurement (PCP) within the framework of the Operational Program Intelligent Development financed by European Funds. The aim of the proceedings was to select contractors who will develop electric (BEV) and hydrogen (FCEV) delivery vehicles up to 3.5t and technologies to improve their performance. Ultimately, the vehicles developed as part of the project should be characterized by parameters currently (in 2020) unavailable on the market - 1,000kg of payload capacity while having a range of 250km (in the case of a battery vehicle - BEV) or 400km (in the case of a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle - FCEV). In the end, the idea of creating a fuel cell vehicle was abandoned, which was also determined by the business assessment. 10 companies took part in the competition. In February 2022, two companies qualified for the third stage of the project, which involved the creation of fully functional, driving prototypes of electric battery cars. The winners, who succeeded in designing, building and obtaining approval for their vehicles, are Autobox Innovations from Starachowice and Innovation AG from Zgorzelec. Both now have up to two years to launch production of Polish electric cars. Electric vans from Poland are ready for production. Polish electric vans have a good chance of commercial success. The vehicle is mainly designed for small and medium-sized enterprises. It is to work well as a van in courier companies, municipal services and smaller entities such as bakeries or online store providers.

Financial data

The total budget of the project is PLN 52,000,000.00 (about EUR 11,696,170.00); 100% of EU funding


Projects implemented in the form of innovative public procurement, as pre-commercial procurement (PCP), respond to the real needs of the Polish economy. The end result is the implementation of the developed solution, unavailable or superior to the technologies currently available on the market. The venture is an impetus for the development of new solutions and methods in areas related to vehicle design, chemistry, mechanics, energy, materials and IT, among others.

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European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.