Austria Laws and Policies
Regulation for EVs in Austria is carried out both at the national and regional level. At the national level, the EU Directive 2014/94/EU on alternative fuels infrastructure was implemented in 2016 through the “Clean Energy in Transport” policy framework. The “E-Mobility Package” sets out the first measures of the national policy, and these came into force on 1 March 2017.
At the regional level, each federal state has produced a strategy to promote the use of EVs. These strategies largely relate to the authorisation and approval process in each state, with the overarching goal of harmonisation and the reduction of overall carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere.