CEMOBIL - The e-mobility project

By Pavlina Dravecka / Updated: 19 Feb 2015

With the project “CEMOBIL”, Klagenfurt, the capital city of Carinthia, is an urban showpiece and a role model for e-mobility. Klagenfurt implements a bundle of measures and vehicles and creates a network of clean mobility that will emerge in Klagenfurt by 2015.

The project was launched in September 2010 and demonstrates that e-mobility can be feasible and successful in European cities such as Klagenfurt on Lake Wörthersee. Furthermore it proves that effective and sustainable improvements in environmental quality in cities are achievable without imposing undue restraints on individual mobility.

1,500 electric cars by 2015

CEMOBIL will reduce air pollutants and CO2 emissions by increasing the share of electric cars to 10% of all new registrations. The acquisition of private e-vehicles is encouraged by special business models. The goal for 2015 is that at least 1,500 electric cars will be on the road in Klagenfurt, reducing CO2 emissions by 1,900 t per year. The electricity for these vehicles is provided from renewable sources.

Implementation and facts

All in all, 66 electric vehicles (44 passenger cars, 10 bikes, 10 scooters, 1 e-bus and 1 e-solar boat) will be purchased and tested. The solar boat will operate from summer 2012 on. At the same time, the necessary infrastructure is being developed and set up – at least 50 charging stations will be erected in and around Klagenfurt. Using eco-electricity from renewable energy sources, CEMOBIL will make a valuable contribution to climate protection and help reduce air pollution and noise.

Another 50 charging stations are to be provided through private initiatives (e.g. residential building cooperatives, shopping centres, etc.). In addition, a self-sufficient photovoltaic charging station has already been built.

Private persons, public institutions, driving schools and taxi companies are all able to test drive e-vehicles. Between 2010 and 2012, 87,000 km were driven by the test drivers with an average power consumption of 20 kWh/100km – saving around 10,000 kg CO2. It was ensured that renewable energy was used to charge the vehicles. Test drivers who did not already use green electricity in their homes had to buy a voucher for 46 kWh.

To boost the chances of success, accompanying measures have been implemented, such as mobility concepts, urban environmental zones, special parking arrangements for e-vehicles, environmental monitoring, PPP-models as well as marketing activities and media campaigns.

Want to discover CEMOBIL yourself?

The project also includes a significant outreach element, by providing possibilities for site-visits to possible follower regions and by setting up the first European platform for e-mobility in urban areas. For further information contact Sandra Habib or Doris Wiederwald.

Stay informed about CEMOBIL

Subscribe to the CEMOBIL Newsletter (available in German and English).

CEMOBIL Website (English and German version available)

CEMOBIL is co-funded by the European LIFE programme  and the Austrian Climate and Energy fund