The mobility transition must be sustainable and competitive
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The mobility transition must be sustainable and competitive

Sep 1, 2020

AustriaTech has been generating influential and durable impulses for decarbonising the transport system for years. Its focus has been analyzing and testing new technologies from the standpoint of their environmental impact and their value creation potential.

By signing the Paris climate agreement, Austria promised to attain the EU’s climate targets by 2050, primarily by ceasing to burn fossil fuels. This policy entails a variety of structural changes in transport, which is one of the main sources of CO2 emissions. Electromobility is an important lever for the mobility transition in the transport system. As a federal agency, AustriaTech analyses the most important developments and information in the areas of value creation, trends, vehicles, charging infrastructure, and government regulation related to electromobility and publishes them once a month.

Twenty of our projects and activities deal with environmental impact. The MELINDA project, for example, has set itself the goal of identifying low-CO2 mobility options in both urban and rural areas and making the environmental impact of individual mobility decisions visible. The Urban Mobility Laboratories deal with sustainable mobility systems and electric mobility is also represented in various projects, e.g. the e-mobility check.

The project e-mobility check

When implementing charging infrastructure projects in existing residential buildings, many technical, organizational, and legal conditions must be taken into account. In the "e-mobility check"-project, project partners have therefore developed a guideline that summarizes the most important aspects, provides practical examples of cost blocks, and makes technical and organizational recommendations. In addition, protocols and checklists were developed for implementing companies to enable quality-assured retrofitting of e-charging stations in residential buildings.

The follow-up project "e-mobility check 2" will develop measures to roll out the e-mobility check and subsequently the charging infrastructure in existing residential complexes throughout Austria.

Read more about the sustainable mobility transition in the current annual report.