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IA-HEV Task Participation

Task 1, Information Exchange

Task 14, Market Deployment of Electric Vehicles: Lessons Learned

Task 17, System Optimization and Vehicle Integration

Task 18, EV Ecosystems

Task 19, Life Cycle Assessment of EVs

Contact Information

Mr. Andreas Dorda
Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie (BMVIT)
Abteilung Mobilität und Verkehrs-technologien
Renngasse 5
A-1010 Wien, Austria
Tel: +43.1.711.62.65.3109

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Electric mobility in Austria has been steadily gaining in importance over the last few years. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction continues as a national priority with specific reduction targets for the transport sector.

GHG emissions from the transport sector decreased by 0.9 million tons in 2009 compared to 2008, with a total of 21.7 million tons carbon dioxide equivalent emitted (CO2), yet the cur­rent values exceed the target of 19 million tons CO2 eq. set for Austria for the period 2008–2012 by the Cli­mate Strategy 2007.

The National Energy Strategy of 2010 (Energiestrategie) identified several measures towards achieving the National Climate Strategy.  It identifies the introduction of electric mobility supplied with renewable energy sources as highly relevant in order to reach the 10% share of renewable energy for transport by 2020 as required by the EU Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources as well as the reduction of the GHG emissions from this sector.

Status of GHG emissions from the transport sector in Austria.
The vertical axis is measured in units of “1,000 tons CO2equivalent.”
  Source: Umweltbundesamt, or Environment Agency Austria