Mayor Harald Preuner (ÖVP) speaks of “cabbage and beets”. Almost every day the city receives new applications for permits for a wide variety of e-charging stations on its properties.
Because the respective technology and the providers are fundamentally different, the basic office of the magistrate will in future conclude a general contract with a single provider. He should then set up and operate the charging stations at his own expense according to the city’s specifications.
Official tender required
According to the Federal Procurement Act, an award procedure is required for the tender. Preuner will commission a public procurement law expert who has already been deployed several times by the city with the tender. A jury should then determine the best bidder. The city will determine the locations in the urban area by means of an official report.
The tender for the e-filling station network is currently being tinkered with. The mayor of Salzburg emphasized that the concept should be ready and implemented in a year at the latest. The plan is not to install charging stations in those areas where there are urban apartments and where there is still electricity for electric cars at all.
E-charging stations: the city against “cabbage and beets”
City of Salzburg will expand charging stations
The City of Vienna shows it, there are currently almost 2,000 public charging points. This means that the federal capital currently has the densest e-charging network in Austria. In Salzburg, Salzburg AG currently operates a little more than 100 charging stations throughout the city.
That is still far too little to meet the increasing demand, said Maximilian Tischler, Salzburg’s municipal director: “You have to assume that in 2030 at least 90 percent of the vehicles will be electric vehicles. This means that you have to provide the appropriate charging infrastructure for these vehicles. An expansion is necessary and we will do that too. “
Salzburg AG could be awarded the contract
In this project, the city is to provide the ground for charging stations along the parking lots. The partner of choice for the operation is Salzburg AG. That would be a win-win situation for the city. She would earn from renting out the parking space and, as a co-owner of Salzburg AG, also from selling electricity. An aspect that is also openly admitted. “This is how you could put it if Salzburg AG were to get the contract, which you cannot say yet,” said Harald Preuner.
At Salzburg AG they would be ready to cover the state capital with a dense network of charging stations for electric vehicles, emphasized Leonhard Schitter, General Director of Salzburg AG: City has a charging station every 400 to 500 meters. “