Syrena: Poland’s retro electric car rolls back the years 15.11.2021

Deutsche Welle | Nov 15, 2021 at 1:00 AM
  • After the successful launch of a combustion engine version of the iconic communist-era car, the Syrena, its Polish carmaker Fabryka Samochodow Osobowych (FSO) wants to launch an electric version.
  • The project has been possible thanks to financial support from Polfarmex and the Polish government, and the EU’s Innovative Economy initiative providing 4.5 million zlotys (€1 million, $1.15 million) to a total budget of 7.44 million zlotys.
  • The Syrena was first exhibited at the Poznan Trade Fair in 1955 and manufactured from 1957 to 1972 by the FSO in Warsaw and from 1972 to 1983 by Fabryka Samochodow Malolitrazowych (FSM) in Bielsko-Biala, with a total of 520,000 made.