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TU Graz and Energie Steiermark Take a Joint Approach to E-Mobility

02/07/2023 | TU Graz news | University

By Medienservice

Start of the largest e-mobility project of the state's energy company: TU Graz and Energie Steiermark are building 200 charging stations for e-cars.

From left: Christian Purrer (Board Spokesman Energie Steiermark), Martin Graf (Board Director Energie Steiermark), Harald Kainz (Rector Graz University of Technology). Image Source: Energie Steiermark - TU Graz

In the course of a tendering process lasting several months, Energie Steiermark has been awarded the contract by Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) for the installation, operation and billing of e-charging infrastructure. The order currently represents the Styrian energy and infrastructure company’s largest customer project in the field of charging infrastructure.

TU Graz currently employs around 4,000 staff and has more than 13,700 students. At the three campus locations Alte Technik, Neue Technik and Inffeldgasse, the current charging possibilities will be successively expanded to up to 200 parking spaces with charging infrastructure for employees by 2030. This contribution to a CO2-neutral mobility chain is one of several measures by which TU Graz will become a climate-neutral university by 2030. In 2023, 30 new charging points will alredy be implemented.

All from a single source

In addition to the installation, operation and maintenance by a single source, as well as the automated billing of the charging processes by Energie Steiermark, employees of TU Graz are offered the opportunity to charge their private EVs at their workplaces as well as pool vehicles at the TU Graz locations.

“We are delighted to be able to demonstrate our outstanding competences in the field of e-mobility with the order from TU Graz and that, in line with our corporate strategy and our sustainability goals, we are also creating further potential for emission-free mobility at partners such as TU Graz,” says Christian Purrer, spokesman for the board of Energie Steiermark.

Part of the roadmap to a climate neutral university

Martin Graf, Director of the Board of Energie Steiermark continues: “Through partnerships like this one – in addition to our own intensive expansion programme for public e-charging infrastructure – we can secure valuable jobs in Styria and contribute to value creation within Styria.”

“The expansion of the charging infrastructure at the TU Graz campus locations is part of our roadmap to climate neutrality by 2030. We are therefore very pleased to have Energie Steiermark as a reliable partner on board to implement this measure,” explains TU Graz Rector Harald Kainz. “Together with our e-car sharing offer and our promotion of cycling, the additional charging points create even more opportunities for our employees to make their daily commutes emission-free.”

About Energie Steiermark: Energie Steiermark is one of the largest energy and infrastructure companies in Austria, with its headquarters being in Graz. The company is active in the fields of electricity, natural gas, heating and e-mobility and serves around 600,000 customers in Austria and abroad with more than 1,900 employees. In power generation, the company relies exclusively on renewable energy from water, wind, sun and biomass. The majority owner is the State of Styria. Energie Steiermark achieved a turnover of 1.8 billion euros in 2021

About TU Graz: TU Graz is the oldest science and technology research and educational institute in Austria. It has played a key role in the international research and education network for more than 200 years. TU Graz renders top international performances in its five areas of excellence – the Fields of Expertise. In doing so, it relies on intensive cooperation with other research and educational institutions as well as with business and industry worldwide. TU Graz has seven faculties with some 100 institutes and has a workforce of approximately 4,000. 13,700 students from 100 countries are studying at TU Graz. TU Graz has adopted a roadmap for the University’s path to climate neutrality by 2030. With concrete measures and together with its staff and students, TU Graz is taking its social responsibility in terms of climate protection seriously and is thus one of the pioneers among Austria’s universities. For more information, see www.klimaneutrale.tugraz.at.


Mag. (FH) Urs Harnik-Lauris
Head of Corporate Communications
Energie Steiermark AG
Tel.: +43-316-9000-5926
Mobile: +43-664-1801780
Mail: urs.harnik-laurisnoSpam@e-steiermark.com

Mag. (FH) Falko Schoklitsch
TU Graz | Media Service
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