VERBUND and PAYUCA are revolutionising charging solutions for office buildings


According to the 2023 amendment to Vienna’s building law, one charging point must be installed for every ten parking spaces in existing non-residential buildings with more than 20 parking spaces by 2030. With the expansion of the VERBUND Immo-Charging solution, VERBUND and PAYUCA now also offer straightforward access to e-charging infrastructure for office properties.

The pressure to retrofit e-charging infrastructure in office buildings is growing even more strongly, as is the demand for charging facilities in residential properties: on the one hand, there are legal obligations and, on the other, fleet managers have to convert their vehicle fleets to electric vehicles. More and more asset managers and property managers are receiving requests from their office tenants for e-charging stations for their employees. This is why PAYUCA and VERBUND have now also developed a solution for office buildings, following the successful joint implementation of the VERBUND Immo-Charging e-charging solution for the housing industry. VERBUND Immo-Charging is thus being expanded to include the office building sector, giving owners of office properties quick and easy access to e-charging infrastructure.

Pressure on fleet managers and asset managers is increasing  

In 2026, around 49,000 EU companies will be affected by the EU Sustainability Reporting Directive and will have to disclose how environmental, social and ethical aspects of corporate governance impact climate change. A key component will be the strategic orientation of the respective companies’ fleet management with regard to switching over to an electric fleet. 

The leading technology company Tietoevry, based in the Millennium Tower, has also recognised this. Managing Director Robert Kaup is delighted to finally be able to charge his electric vehicle in the underground car park of his office. This will make the Millennium Tower office location even more attractive. “At Tietoevry, we work on new technologies for companies in the private and public sectors on a daily basis and also want to be at the cutting edge of technology and development within the business. For us, ESG is not just a buzzword, but part of our corporate philosophy, and an electric fleet with high-performance e-charging options is definitely part of that,” says Robert Kaup, Managing Director of Tietoevry Austria.

According to a recent study within the scope of the European Fleet Emission Monitor, which surveyed over 1,000 fleet managers from twelve EU countries, there is a growing intention to electrify the fleet, but 44% of managers complain about a lack of information, which makes change difficult. For more than a third of those surveyed, the issue of charging infrastructure is a major obstacle to retiring combustion engines from the vehicle fleet.

“The decision has been taken to phase out the combustion engine by 2035. As a result, the number of e-cars will increase rapidly in the coming years. But there is still a lack of sufficient e-charging infrastructure – especially in residential and office properties,” says Dominik Wegmayer, co-CEO and co-founder of PAYUCA.

Together with its cooperation partner VERBUND, PAYUCA gives future-oriented property owners access to a scalable e-charging infrastructure, so that they can meet the steadily increasing demand from asset managers, fleet managers and employees. There are no additional costs for the planning, installation or operation of the charging stations and only low one-off costs, as VERBUND finances two thirds of the installation costs through a contracting solution. At the same time, the property value is increased in the long term and employees are able to drive an electric car that can be charged during working hours. 

Mammoth task of expanding the e-charging infrastructure 

According to Statistics Austria, 170,000 e-cars will have been registered in Austria alone by May 2024. In addition to fast-charging stations, which are needed for long journeys, charging in your own parking space at home or while at work is becoming increasingly popular. VERBUND is therefore expanding its charging infrastructure portfolio and, together with PAYUCA, is enabling an even faster expansion of the charging infrastructure in the underground car parks of office buildings.

“Electromobility is one of the keys to sustainably reducing CO2 emissions in private transport. That is why it is important for us to offer future-proof and practical solutions so that electromobility becomes an attractive option for all users,” emphasises Martin Wagner, Managing Director of VERBUND Energy4Business. “As a pioneer in the field of green electricity, we make mobility climate-neutral and as convenient as possible with our full-service offering through our cooperation with PAYUCA.” 

VERBUND rounds off its charging infrastructure offering under the product name VERBUND-Immo-Charging and, with PAYUCA, is positioning itself in the property sector as a full-service provider for all topics relating to energy, sustainability and e-mobility.

Ingun Metelko Ingun Metelko

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