100 % electricity from renewable energy for electric mobility, as well as a competitive market model with sufficient economic incentives.
Our position on the introduction of electric mobility to Austria.
Commissioned by VERBUND, the consulting firm A.T. Kearney and Vienna University of Technology have analysed the effects of the use of 100% electricity from renewable energy sources - compared with a conventional power mix - for the running of electric vehicles.
Within the context of diverse electric mobility scenarios, economic and ecological effects were represented subject to the power mix. Furthermore, the study delivers a recommendation for a competitive market design. The compilation of the study was overseen by a study advisory committee comprising experts from VERBUND, Greenpeace and the Climate Alliance.
An overview of the study results:
- By 2030, up to 5.4 billion € in fossil energy imports could be avoided through the application of 100% renewable electricity for electric mobility.
- As a result, up to 723 million Euro in CO2 reduction costs could also be saved by 2030.können auch bis zu 723 Mio.
- An additional added value of up to 231 million Euro in 2030, and an additional employment figure of up to 1,773 full-time employed, respectively, results from the necessary expansion of renewable energy plants.
- In Austria, the additional electricity consumption can be covered by renewable energies.
- There is a significant net energy saving effect: the additional maximum electricity requirement of 4.5 TWh is accompanied by a saving of up to 8.5 TWh on petroleum.
In Austria, electric mobility based upon 100 % renewable energies makes both economic and ecological sense as well as being technically feasible, since the necessary capacity of renewable energy sources is available. Furthermore, it is possible to further improve the system integration of the fluctuating supply (wind, PV) by means of intelligent charging management of the electric vehicles.
The corresponding framework conditions are necessary in order to realise the positive economic and ecological effects. The basis for this is the active promotion of electric mobility, as well as a competitive market model that accelerates the development of business models.