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Environmentally friendly – Bruck is investing heavily in electric vehicles for the depot fleet

Environmentally friendly – Bruck is investing heavily in electric vehicles for the depot fleet

If until now the city had shown some reluctance to buy e-cars, now electricity is being worked on properly here. A whole series of new vehicles are purchased for the building yard, for example for the building yard manager, carpentry shop, Harrachpark, street cleaning service, and administration. In total, the purchases cost just over 204,000 euros. However, subsidies are deducted from this. There are also corresponding charging stations, which are called wall boxes. In addition, two electric cargo bikes were purchased for a total of around 10,000 euros for the maintenance of the green spaces. Here, too, support is discounted.

“The municipality of Brück has secured €850,000 in funding as part of the Municipal Investment Program (KIP). With these 850 thousand euros, 50 percent of investments in renewable energies are financed, so we can spend up to 1.7 million euros. Half of it is funded by KIP. Part of it now flows into the purchase of electric cars, another in the eighth group of kindergarten on Höfleiner Straße and the rest in general lighting and switching to LEDs, explains Mayor Gerhard Weil (SPÖ). Being able to access funds from KIP was the main reason we made a big move here.

Green councilor Roman Krall is happy about the purchases: “It gives me great pleasure that the city is entering the field of e-mobility. Perhaps later, but sharper. This is a really strong exclamation for the city. The conversion of a significant part of the vehicle fleet to e-mobility is a shift quality.” In the past, Krall has repeatedly insisted on purchasing e-vehicles rather than combustion engines. This is ideal, especially for the construction yard, which usually covers short distances. In the past, Krall has repeatedly argued that eVs will also perform better than combustion engines in terms of costs if all parameters are taken into account. It is especially gratifying that investments are also being made in modern charging stations. “It was important to me that it also enables proper fleet management,” Krall explains, because it can be used to control which vehicles need to be shipped and how quickly.