2018-06-15 | 05:00Energy
A Polish company might just know how to fight smog. The polluted air in Polish cities to be cleaned by 'green' bus and tram stops.
A company from Poland might just know how to improve air quality in cities. Green stops are to clean the air we breathe in while waiting for a tram or bus to arrive. The first stops are to be constructed within three months after an investor is found. Each year, air pollution brings death to several million people.
2018-06-13 | 05:00Energy
Polish company has developed a plastic-to-fuel technology. This might be a solution to the waste problem
Globally, there are nearly 5 billion tonnes of plastic waste left unused. A partial solution to the problem could come in the form of a plastic-to-fuel technology. Plastic waste can become a source of fuel as effective as petrol and diesel fuel. A unique technology for its conversion has been developed by a Polish company. As required by a draft EU Directive, large-scale recipients will now have to use biofuels as well, which includes fuels made from plastic.
2018-05-22 | 05:50Trade
Citroën is planning to sell 17,500 cars in Poland this year. The brand hopes to achieve this with this year’s premieres
A designed-from-scratch, more modular and spacious Citroën Berlingo, and a new C4 Cactus after a facelift, equipped in a number of technological innovations – these two were the main stars presented by the brand during the Motor Show in Poznań. But Citroën has a few more premières up its sleeve, including C5 Aircross, a large D-segment SUV, which is to appear in stores in the second half of the year. This year the concern aims to sell 17,500 cars and delivery trucks on the Polish market. The C3 continues to be its best-selling model.
2018-05-21 | 05:00Car industry
A new concept by Volvo in central Warsaw. This is a first car dealership in the world with a coffee house and a cultural centre.
World’s first Downtown Store by Volvo has just been opened in the very centre of Warsaw. It is a new concept of a car dealership with a coffee house and a cultural centre, where you can arrange a test drive or buy a car on the spot, while also enjoying a good coffee and music concerts. This way the brand wants to reach busy, hard-working residents of Warsaw who often don’t have the time to visit a dealership located on the outskirts.
2018-05-17 | 05:00Technologies
Personal electric vehicles are the future of transport. Obsolete traffic regulations in Poland form a barrier to development
Among other things, obsolete traffic regulations are a barrier to the development of the electric vehicles market in Poland. An amended act on the Road Traffic Law , which defines personal transportation vehicles, is waiting for becoming subject of the legislative process. At present, Segway vehicles are supplied mainly to companies. They prove incredibly useful as a means of transport for persons working in production halls, shopping malls and airports, but can also considerably assist people with disabilities in their daily activities.
2018-05-08 | 05:50Trade
Luxury cars are now a more and more popular sight on Polish roads. By 2022 their number can grow by up to 10 percent a year, Deutsche Bank statistics suggest. In 2017, as many as 176,000 premium cars were registered in Poland. There were much less luxury cars with prices above PLN 215,000 – only 140+. But their number is likely to grow, as is that of affluent Poles, who spend more than half of all their luxury goods expenditure on cars. Clients are now becoming more interested in using than in owning. That is why Poles are more and more often opting for a lease.
2018-04-25 | 05:55Car industry
SEAT with record-breaking sales results in Poland. The automotive brand will be launching a product offensive.
In 2017 customers of the Spanish automotive brand registered 10,500 vehicles in Poland, which had been the best result for a dozen or so years. In the initial months of 2018, the sales dynamic has been at 45% which is a promising sign when it comes to the sales in subsequent quarters. Moreover, SEAT has announced an array of new products, including an electric cars market offensive scheduled for 2020. Its brand new product, i.e. a tourist electric race car, is to be presented during this year's Motor Show in Poznań.
2018-04-24 | 06:00Car industry
Poles are among the most aggressive drivers in the world. Violating the right of way, horn overuse and dazzling other drivers with headlights are their major misdemeanours. Poles are often guided by emotions while driving, although their behaviour has improved significantly over the last decade.
2018-04-12 | 06:00Environmental protection
In Poland, the idea of car-sharing is likely to catch on sooner than electric cars. The number of cars may drop by as much as 80 percent.
In 2017, the sales of electric cars in Poland, including plug-in hybrid cars, slightly exceeded 1000 vehicles, compared to several thousand sold in Norway or Germany. Despite the incentives envisaged in the new legal act, and the dropping prices of electric cars, they will hardly become common elements of the Polish road landscape in the nearest years. The car-sharing trend is likely to catch on far more quickly, and may lead to a drop in the demand for car ownership by even 80 percent.