17 percent of new passenger car registrations in the state of Salzburg are electric cars. This puts Salzburg, together with Vorarlberg, in first place in Austria. This is shown by current figures from the Austrian Traffic Club (VCÖ).
A good 19,000 cars were newly registered in the state of Salzburg last year. Almost 3,250 of them were electric vehicles, which is a good twice as many as in 2020. While in Austria in 2021 almost 14 percent of all newly registered cars have electric drives, in Salzburg and Vorarlberg it is 17 percent each.
Pinzgau: every fifth newly registered car is electric
Within Salzburg, the proportion of e-cars was highest in Pinzgau. A good one in five newly registered cars there was powered by electricity, while in Lungau it was only a good one in ten.
Austria’s electric leader was the Vienna district of Ottakring, where four out of ten cars are already on the road. At the bottom were Vienna Simmering and the Tyrolean district of Reutte, each with four percent e-cars.
Life cycle assessment of e-cars
According to the Federal Environment Agency, the CO2 emissions from e-cars are almost 60 percent lower than those from petrol and diesel vehicles, with emissions from car and battery production already being taken into account in this overall balance. If you fill up with green electricity, the CO2 emissions from e-cars are even a good three quarters lower than those from petrol and diesel cars, the Federal Environment Agency emphasizes.