06 Oct 1st BieM / ATTC Mobility Dialogue Vienna
The first Mobility Dialogue of BieM, in cooperation with the ATTC, was all about new services for eMobilists.
While the motor vehicle market as a whole suffered significant losses in 2020, electric mobility continued to grow despite the crisis. Although the teething troubles of electromobility have been virtually eliminated, the share of BEVs in the total vehicle population in Austria is still below one percent. However, the trends clearly show an upward spiral in registrations and the fiscal policy measures in Austria are also visibly taking effect. Many current e-vehicle users are early adopters and thus generally “friendly customers”. In order to convince less affine persons – such as company car drivers – of e-mobility, existing hurdles must be removed and further steps must be taken towards reliable e-mobility routing and a transparent, intelligent and securely available charging infrastructure.
After the welcome by the Chairman of the ATTC, Mr. Martin Müllner, the Mobility Dialogue was introduced by keynote speeches by E-Control and VAO. Moderated by the Chairman of the Board of BieM, Mr. Helmut-Klaus Schimany, a very open and lively panel discussion on the topic developed between the invited experts. The national charging point directory of e-control is an important milestone as a neutral, operator-independent tool. With the VAO, an intermodal routing tool of the highest quality has existed since 2015. For the simplest possible access to e-mobility, it must in future offer the user full price transparency as well as the possibility to plan a reliable travel route with intermediate charging and – in an extended scenario – to reserve a charging point. This also requires corresponding regulations that ensure this transparency without interfering with the business models of the operators. The national charging directory and the VAO offer a high-quality basis on which new services can be built and thus make an effective contribution to reducing access barriers to e-mobility. Please find the presentations and photos of the evening in the download areas of the BieM and the ATTC.