According to the Agency, passenger car traffic is the source of about 50 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in Austria’s transport sector. This clearly shows that powering individual transport with electricity is the only way to be able to reach the ambitious climate targets.
The EU has also recognised this issue and has therefore committed Member States to making improvements to the regulatory framework for expanding the charging infrastructure within the scope of the EU’s Buildings Directive. After all, studies have shown that 90 percent of charging operations are performed at home by users, which means this is where most charging points will need to be installed.
AustriaTech has calculated the exact number needed to achieve Austria’s targets for expanding this infrastructure. Around 1.5 million charging points would need to be installed by 2030 – the equivalent of 330 charging points every day across the country since 1 January 2019.