ZEV Related Policies
Under the EU CO2 standards, all new cars and vans must have zero CO2 emissions from 2035. Austria aims for all new car registrations to be zero-emission by 2030.
Charging Infrastructure Policies
Under the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR) Member States are required to ensure a minimum total power output is provided through publicly accessible recharging stations and that fast-charging pools are installed along major European traffic corridors. In 2022, the Austrian government allocated €167.2 million to support the development of charging infrastructure. Chargers must utilize only renewable energy sources and are divided into three categories: private, public, and workplace.
Private charging funding provides €600 for a wall box installed on a single-family home; €900 for a wall box installed in a multi-family house with a single system; 1,800 for a wall box with load management in an apartment building or community system. Public charging funding provides €2,500 for AC chargers (11kW-22kW); €15,000 for DC fast chargers (<100kW); €30,000 for DC fast chargers (≥100kW). Workplace charging funding provides €900 for AC chargers (11kW-22kW); €4,000 for DC fast chargers (<50kW); €10,000 for DC chargers (≥50kW and <100kW); €20,000 for DC fast charger (≥100kW).
In 2023, Austria kept the EV subsidy rates unchanged from the previous year. Austrians can apply for a federal subsidy from the €95 million e-mobility fund. The grant is €3,000 for buying a new zero-emission vehicle, with a minimum range of 60km and a maximum price of €60,000. Additionally, ZEV owners are exempt from standard consumption, insurance, ownership tax, and pollution taxes. In March 2023, the Austrian Ministry for Climate Action published the first call for the Emissions Free Commercial Vehicle and Infrastructure (ENIN) funding program to support the electrification of commercial vehicles. The program has a budget of €35 million to subsidize commercial vans with a gross vehicle weight of up to 3.5 tons.