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Full speed ahead: the upswing of e-mobility

May 4, 2023

Vehicles, charging infrastructure and regulative frameworks around electromobility are constantly evolving - on national as well as on international level. AustriaTech has analyzed, interpreted and summarized the current developments for you.

As the Austrian Lead Agency for Electromobility (OLÉ), AustriaTech consults and supports national and international stakeholders to promote the decarbonization of traffic. The current brochure "Highlights of Electromobility 2022/23" shows the changes in terms of new registrations, vehicle stock and charging infrastructure. Please keep in mind, that this brochure is only available in German.

Repeated rise in newly registered e-vehicles

While the number of new registrations for passenger cars (M1) with gasoline or diesel motors (including hybrids) has been steadily decreasing since 2019, the number of new registrations for electric powered passenger cars continues to increase. In total, 34,165 electric passenger cars were newly registered in 2022, which represents a 369% increase since 2019. Other e-vehicles are also experiencing an upswing, with motorbikes/trikes/quadricycles reaching a peak of 4,335 new registrations in 2022.

Expansion of the charging infrastructure

An important factor in pushing forward e-mobility is the coordinated expansion of the charging infrastructure. From now on, developments on this aspect can also be found in our publications. Within one quarter, the number of publicly accessible charging points increased by 2,169 stations, setting a new record: 18,114 avaiable normal and fast charging points in Austria. The accessibility of charging power is still mostly distributed among agglomerations and main traffic routes.

Outlook for the future

E-mobility will continue to be strengthened and expanded in the upcoming years: for instance, the “Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation” (AFIR) will create an important framework for the expansion of charging infrastructure on the Trans-European Transport Network. Furthermore, 100% of new registered passenger cars and two-wheelers shall be emission-free by 2023, and all new registered buses shall be emission-free by 2032.

Further details on electromobility developments in German can be found here.