Austria will let electric cars drive faster, use bus lanes and get free parking

Austria is allowing electric cars to drive at 130 kilometers per hour (80 mph) instead of 100 kilometers per hour (60 mph) on the IG-L highway.

This affects 440 kilometers of highway.

The next step is to open bus lanes for e-cars and offer free parking for e-cars.

20 thoughts on “Austria will let electric cars drive faster, use bus lanes and get free parking”

  1. Okay, that makes sense. Otherwise, I was thinking like Dr. Pat, that the speed limit was based on the safe speed for driving that road.

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  2. I resent HOV access, period. I paid taxes for those highways and now special groups of people get preferred access to lanes? “In my experience the people that this really makes a difference to buy an EV.”…and it leads to the rest to harbor resentment that special interests get special access via sheer politics to a common resource paid for by all.You want to kill political support for public roads, keep it up.

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  3. I resent HOV access, period. I paid taxes for those highways and now special groups of people get preferred access to lanes?

    “In my experience the people that this really makes a difference to buy an EV.”

    …and it leads to the rest to harbor resentment that special interests get special access via sheer politics to a common resource paid for by all.

    You want to kill political support for public roads, keep it up.

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  4. To clarify, the IG-L speed limit is a speed limit that is in place because of bad air quality around some cities (100km/h instead of 130km/h), so it makes sense to let electric cars drive faster!

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  5. To clarify, the IG-L speed limit is a speed limit that is in place because of bad air quality around some cities (100km/h instead of 130km/h), so it makes sense to let electric cars drive faster!

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  6. Oops. This kind of kills the excuse that speed limits are for safety doesn’t it? And given that the speed-kills mantra is the only story the public was prepared to buy, looks like the whole scheme is going to fall over.In Austria at least.Alternative explanation: They want all the EV types to die.

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  7. Oops. This kind of kills the excuse that speed limits are for safety doesn’t it? And given that the speed-kills mantra is the only story the public was prepared to buy, looks like the whole scheme is going to fall over.
    In Austria at least.

    Alternative explanation: They want all the EV types to die.

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  8. Resent? You live in California, do you really resent HOV access for EVs? In my experience the people that this really makes a difference to buy an EV.

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  9. Awesome example of political stupidity in action.Because of this, people will resent electric cars, drivers and policies MORE, not less. There’s already a lot of resentment in the US over HOV lanes being allowed for single-occupant EV cars.

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  10. Awesome example of political stupidity in action.

    Because of this, people will resent electric cars, drivers and policies MORE, not less.

    There’s already a lot of resentment in the US over HOV lanes being allowed for single-occupant EV cars.

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  11. Austria will do fuck-all to promote green energy and free ourselves from the claws of oil exporting despots. Source: Austrian.

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  12. Opening bus lanes is stupid. You want more public transport and fewer cars, otherwise everyone suffers from congestion. Better make the buses electric, and leave the bus lanes for the buses. There are other ways to encourage people switching away from IC cars.

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  13. Opening bus lanes is stupid. You want more public transport and fewer cars, otherwise everyone suffers from congestion. Better make the buses electric, and leave the bus lanes for the buses. There are other ways to encourage people switching away from IC cars.

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