The funding programme 'Technological lighthouses on e-mobility' seeks to contribute to the increase in efficiency of the transport system through the use and development of innovative technologies as well as to enforce interoperable e-mobility offerings and to reduce energy consumption in order to generate sustainable environmental effects. The programme builds upon results and experiences of related national, transnational as well as European R&D tenders (e.g. “A3Plus”, “ways2go”, “New Energies 2020”, “ERA-NET Transport”, 6. and 7. FP) and considers the particular concerns and focus of the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund.
The focus of the programme is:
- efficient use of energy,
- intelligent energy systems,
- renewable energy systems.
Until the year 2020 several hundred thousands of chargeable electro vehicles and so called plugin-hybrid vehicles are expected to be used on Austrian roads. An important impulse comes from the programme 'Technological lighthouses on e-mobility' supports the market-oriented development and demonstration of such innovative, future-oriented initiatives.
The programme will enable and enforce technological innovations with long-term perspective and assist in rendering them ready-to-market. Trials of technical innovations can be executed in already existing or newly created electromobility regions. The integration of regional economy and public utility providers thus becomes a prerequisite. The programme aims at initiating at least two 'technological lighthouses' in Austria which will generate reproducible and economically profitable results, secure jobs and create new green jobs.
At the moment, the 7th Call is ongoing. The amount of 5 million € is intended to support one or two flagship projects.
Minimum funding amount 2 million €; Funding Rate max. 80% (For the 7th Call)