Vienna: Tax Reform is intended to create incentives for E-Carsharing Providers

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In order to achieve the ambitious goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2040, the City of Vienna is offering further incentives in the field of electromobility. A tax reform is intended to drastically reduce parking fees for e-car sharing providers from 2023.

The City of Vienna would like to make the transition from petrol to environmentally friendly electromobility easier with a little something extra. From 2023, the previous parking fees for providers of e-car sharing are to be reduced many times over. They currently pay the city 2,544 euros per year for an occupied parking space.

With this tax reform, the City of Vienna promises to get away from motorized traffic, which is considered one of the main causes of CO2 emissions. “The goal is clear: Measures that protect the climate and cushion the effects of climate change must be relieved. Climate protection is decided in the cities, because they are not only particularly affected by the consequences of climate change, but at the same time are also important drivers. With the reform of the taxes, further concrete, temporary measures are now being taken to support the switch to environmentally friendly e-mobility,” explains City Councilor for Finance and Economics Peter Hanke (SPÖ).

New Licenses from 2025 only for E-Taxis

From January 1, 2023, e-car sharing providers will only have to pay 120 euros to park their vehicles in the city of Vienna. This means that the parking meter fee is reduced to the level that residents and legitimate commercial enterprises also pay.

Another measure was also presented. From 2025, only new licenses for e-taxis will be issued in Vienna. “More than a hundred thousand Viennese use the current car-sharing offers. It is therefore all the more important to create incentives so that, ideally, all providers convert their fleets to electrically powered vehicles,” says Markus Ornig, business spokesman for Wiener Neos September 22nd in the Vienna State Parliament, it will then come into force at the beginning of 2023.

Sources: Mein Bezirk

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