New mobility – our future!
In Austria electric vehicles pay no NOVA (an extra tax for new cars – max. 16%) and the owner pays no engine-related insurance tax, which lowers the operating costs.
Additionally, insurance companies offer between 10% and 20% discounts for electric vehicles and what’s more, some Austrian provinces and municipalities offer subsidies.
Carinthia incentivises the purchase of an electric bicycle with a discount of 10% on the purchase price, max. €200. The province also offers subsidies worth €400 for electric scooters.
The ÖAMTC Carinthia offers a €100 environmental bonus for ÖAMTC e-scooters.
The city of Klagenfurt provides €120 funding for electric vehicles.
Plug in and drive
Electric vehicles can be charged at an electric charging station. It can be private or open to the public and is, simply speaking, a socket (230V, 16A). The vehicle’s battery is connected to the socket using a cable (electric vehicle charging station in line with DIN EN61851-1).
Very small electric vehicles only need a very small amount of energy. Without any sophisticated technology and simple administrative measures such as the lump sum charging of used energy, the costs for charging stations can mostly be kept low.
Electro mobility in Spittal an der Drau, Austria
With the first electric car, master electrician Johann Hackl opened the first public charging station in the Ponau district. Now there are seven in Spittal – even the municipal authorities (Bernhardgasse parking space) and the Austrian Chamber of Commerce offer one. ‘I have already opened nine charging stations in Carinthia, and I am really keen on this topic’, says Hackl, the head of a company with 25 employees.