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Project ‚‚eTaxis for Vienna‘‘

Summary

The eTaxi project has won an Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) tender and is one of the world’s largest e-taxi projects. In two years’ time, a total of 250 eTaxis will be on Vienna’s roads. This represents almost double the electric cars registered in Vienna and around five percent of all Vienna’s taxis.

Vienna’s taxi companies are being offered numerous incentives to convert their taxis to 100% electric power. There is Austrian Ministry funding of EUR 8,000 per vehicle to purchase an electric car. Wien Energie is providing ten rapid charging stations throughout the city and offering eTaxi drivers free electricity for their first year of operation. And last but not least, the Vienna Employment Promotion Fund (waff) is specifically supporting the project with training and job guarantees. There are already around 50 eTaxi drivers. Another 200 are still being sought.

Deputy Mayor, Renate Brauner: “I’m particularly pleased that Wiener Stadtwerke’s eTaxi project is not only contributing to environmental protection and quality of life in Vienna, but also offering new job opportunities for Vienna’s job-seekers. What’s special about this programme is that there’s the promise of a permanent job for anyone successfully completing the selection process and then commencing training.”

Project Members

Contact

Dipl.-Ing. Markus LITZLBAUER

Dipl.-Ing. Dominik FASTHUBER

Duration/Funding

From 11/2015 till 03/2018

This projekt is funded through a subcontract of the "bmvit" and is carried out in the context of the programme "E-Mobilität für alle: Urbane Elektromobilität".

This project is releated to the following research topic: ELECTROMOBILITY