Solar Taxi Heidenreichstein

Nominated 2014

Country: Austria

Region: Lower Austria

Sector: Civil Society / Social Economy

Fields of action: Work

Project owner: Solarmobil Austria

Responsible person: Karl A. Immervoll

Website: Weblink

What is it about?

Two solar-driven electric vehicles presently run in the whole municipal area of Heidenreichstein, one equipped for wheelchairs. They offer environment-friendly, affordable "public" transport on a non-profit basis, presently about 150 rides a week, Monday to Saturday, one journey for 2 € per person, the socially disadvantaged pay less, and you can acquire a 20-trip-block. An electronic tank's range is 130 km – somewhat less when it is cold. The drivers, after some time out of the labour market, are again employed.

This is how it can be: inclusive, flexible, ecologically sustainable mobility in a peripheral region.