TIWAG’s goal is to provide basic infrastructure for e-mobility and to support Tyrol on its path to pioneer eco-friendly mobility. Until end of year, the number of publicly accessible TIWAG-charging stations is supposed to reach 70 in all different areas throughout the state of Tyrol. Furthermore, by using the TIWAG E-Mobility App, it is now possible to charge electric cars at over 7,000 charging locations around Central Europe, without regard to the respective electricity provider.
TIWAG’s policy for e-mobility infrastructure and its expansion includes reasonable, sustainable, publicly accessible and functional congestion of charging stations for electric vehicles in Tyrol. It is essential for TIWAG to meet European standards in respect to AC charging and to significantly contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by the use of renewable local energy resources.
Charging infrastructure is functional, if it is possible for a modern electric vehicle (range: 100 km)
- to cross Tyrol on its main transit routes (Kufstein – Innsbruck, Arlberg – Innsbruck, Fernpass – Innsbruck, Scharnitz – Innsbruck, Innsbruck – Brenner and Innsbruck – Osttirol), regardless of the state of charge on entry of the country (trip charging) and
- to be able to reach key regions for tourism in Tyrol, to charge the vehicle during the stay there and to return to the starting point (destination charging).
Overall, TIWAG has spent more than one million Euros for the expansion of Tyrol’s charging infrastructure since 2014 and, within this time frame, has sponsored and built over 65 charging systems with almost 250 charging points throughout the state.
“The power we provide for electric vehicles at our charging stations is 100 percent renewable. Therefore users make a substantial contribution to climate protection and pollution control”, says TIWAG-chief executive Erich Entstrasser.
TIWAG E-Mobility App: being mobile throughout Austria and Europe
Tyrol’s energy provider TIWAG explores new avenues with its free E-Mobility app. With this software for smartphones, tablets and PC’s it is now possible to charge electric cars at over 7,000 charging locations around Central Europe, without regard to the respective electricity provider. Furthermore, it enables users to get detailed online information about system availability and the particular tariffs.
The E-Mobility App is simple in use and very intuitive. It shows one’s own GPS-generated location as well as every available charging point within TIWAG’s compound. The app also keeps track of charging points that are currently occupied or out of order, which spares users unnecessary detours or unpleasant surprises. After registering, the app also gets the whole charging process started. Users conveniently pay by SEPA direct debit mandate.
Typically, the use of a public charging system requires a time-dependent fee. Registered users of TIWAG E-Mobility App benefit by only paying for those exact kilowatt hours (kWh) their vehicles were actually charged with. Within one charging process at a roaming-charge system inland or outside of Austria, only local tariffs of the respective energy provider are being charged.
E-Motion-Days by TIWAG
On the 20th and 21st of October 2016, TIWAG hosted the “E-Motion-Days 2016” in Innsbruck for the very first time. This symposium offered extensive information on the topic of e-mobility, varying from power generation through to operating facilities. Experts as well as users discovered and tested various electric vehicles and discussed the future of e-mobility here in Tyrol as well as abroad.