The e-car charging operator, Wien Energie, is set to change its pricing system by 2024, making charging more cost effective.
Owners of e-cars in Vienna can expect charging to become more affordable in the future thanks to the change of the pricing system by 2024. The main charging operator in the city, Wien Energie, plans to launch the new payment model based on the actual amount of used energy rather than the number of minutes spent charging.
This reform could result in savings for e-car users, particularly in the winter and when the battery is low. Charging takes longer at lower temperatures which results in having to pay more.
Wien Energie is so far the capital's largest operator of e-car charging ports. That said, it has about 2,000 operating charging stations across Vienna. Approximately 1,000 stations are at roadside locations, whilst another 1,000 are in car parks and garages, among other semi-public areas.
E-car ownership has become highly popular in Vienna over the past years. Currently, about 20% of all new car registrations in the city are e-cars.