Vienna relies on alternative engines for the city’s fleet of vehicles. By 2025 at the latest, no new petrol and diesel cars should be purchased.
The City of Vienna wants to become CO2-neutral by 2040. In order to achieve this goal, Vienna intends to use alternative driving systems in its vehicle fleet from 2025. There should only be exceptions for vehicles without CO2-free alternatives By then.
Austria’s first e-waste collection vehicle in Vienna
“In any case, the CO2 neutrality of the city’s vehicle fleet must be ensured before 2040,” assures city councilor Jürgen Chernorsky. Currently, 125 of the city’s 3,000 cars are electric. The MA48 already relies on environmentally friendly waste disposal. The first e-waste collection vehicle was used in Austria two years ago. A second car was added last summer.
The experiment is accompanied by scientists from the Vienna University of Technology. They find that the battery quality remains the same in all seasons and there are no limitations compared to gasoline engined waste collection vehicles. “These valuable insights and other day-to-day operations flow into the additional strategic direction of the Vienna vehicle fleet,” says Jürgen Chernorsky.
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