Drivers of electric cars now also have to dig deeper into their pockets: in August, Wien Energie made electricity charging in the city area 56 percent more expensive. In Lower Austria and Burgenland, too, the regulatory authority E-Control found significant price increases – but drivers there refuel “only” 28% more expensively.
In mid-August, the Chamber of Labor complained about a “price jungle” at e-charging stations. It is difficult to say where the cheapest place to charge is outside your own four walls. In any case, the cheapest way to fill up is at home. The AK calculated electricity costs of 5.57 euros for a journey of 100 kilometers with an e-car on average, at public charging stations the prices in Vienna are 10.57 euros.
Anyone who is still dependent on diesel or petrol as fuel for their car from October will soon be paying more than 2 euros per liter of fuel thanks to Gewessler’s CO2 pricing. With the start of the “climate measure” on October 1st, fuel prices could scratch the two-euro threshold again – at least based on current prices, the ÖAMTC warns. Diesel costs around 1.94 euros per liter nationwide and premium 1.73 euros. If the government has its way, fuel will become nine or eight cents more expensive in less than a month.