Electromobility throughout Austria
Independent and economical
Those who drive on electricity are actively shaping the development of individual transport, driving more intelligently and making themselves independent from the oil industry and its pricing policy. Those who drive on electricity are making a great contribution to the preservation of the environment in Austria and setting an example for more environmental awareness. Those who drive on electricity are travelling more cost-effectively than with conventional fuel and also saving around 35% maintenance costs. The maintenance costs for electric vehicles are significantly lower, as there is no need for an oil change or the replacement of the exhaust system or clutch and brake wear is also markedly less. Thus the resale value of the electric car also increases, as the fewer the parts susceptible to wear, the longer the car will drive.
Beneficial and stustainable
For those who are still prevented from transitioning to electromobility due to the seemingly excessive acquisition costs: the higher acquisition costs for electric and plug-in vehicles can currently be explained by the high production costs of lithium-ion batteries. According to experts, these costs will fall rapidly in the coming years and they will be almost 50% cheaper by 2020. The manufacturing costs will also fall due to volume effects.
Simple and Casual
On average, vehicles stand still for 95 % of the time. That is almost 22 hours a day. In the future, electric cars in Austria will be charged when the vehicle is standing still: by means of a wallbox in the private garage, in the company car park, in front of the supermarket, at the shopping centre, at the service station or cinema – so easily and casually. And please be reassured if you have planned longer journeys, as there are SMATRICS charging stations throughout Austria roughly every 60km and this number is increasing all the time. The electricity comes from 100% hydroelectric power.
Further and more efficient
A VCÖ study in 2016 confirmed that the average driving distance per day in Austria is 34 km. Electric vehicles can now easily cover this range. Furthermore, the level of efficiency of electric engines is approximately 90 % and the level of efficiency of petrol and diesel engines is just 25 %. Thus, the movement forward is more efficient and the strong acceleration also provides a surprising amount of driving pleasure on Austria’s roads – driving dynamic 2.0. The fact is that electric cars are not miracle machines, the electric drive with its level of efficiency is however unbeatable. And when it comes to facts: according to a study, the complete electrification of all vehicles in Switzerland would mean an additional electricity requirement of 1-2% of the total electricity consumption – acceleration through electricity.