Frequently asked questions

In these pages, we try our best to provide comprehensive answers to the questions and concerns that Carinthians have brought to us most frequently. Our knowledge base is organized along several categories, which should be self-explanatory. It is fully searchable via our website's search function.

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What is an e-Car's operating range?

This strongly depends on the e-Car model and, in particular, on the battery being used.

Will e-Cars halt climate change?

There is no doubt that e-Cars currently offer a "green" alternative to conventional petroleum-powered vehicles.

Are e-Scooters suitable for mountain driving?

That depends on the terrain, the type of e-Scooter, and the passenger load.

Can I drive an e-Car in very mountainous terrain?

 Yes, but it depends on the e-Car's horsepower and torque rating - just like with conventional cars.

Does it make sense to charge the battery while the e-Car is in motion?

Absolutely! Practically all modern e-Cars employ regenerative braking, a technology that works like a powerful engine brake, and that extends the e-Car's operating range by about 6%.

Has there been a significant increase in the number of e-Cars over the past few years?

In today's marketplace, consumers can already choose among a variety of e-Cars made by Renault, Nissan, Citroen, Mitsubishi, and Mercedes.

How can I charge my e-Vehicle at home?

All modern e-Vehicles can be charged at regular wall outlets, using single-phase current (230 V). In addition, some models also have a quick charge option, which requires heavy current (400 V). This, too, is an option for the home user, as long as a heavy current outlet is available.

How do I pay?

Until the end of 2014, you don't pay at all -- the electricity is provided to you at no cost by "Lebensland Kärnten."

How do I winterize my e-Bike?

Ask your dealer about the type of battery installed in your e-Bike, and about the applicable maintenance recommendations.

How long does it take to charge an e-Car's battery?

This depends strongly on three factors:

  • The battery type and size/capacity
  • They type of electricity used
  • The battery's remaining capacity at the beginning of the recharging process

How long does it take to charge an e-Scooter's battery?

Most current e-Scooters can be fully charged in three hours -- if the battery is still partially charged, it is much quicker to top off.

How much are "100 km of electricity"?

As a rule, you can expect to pay between €2 and €3.50 per 100 kilometers -- depending on the type of e-Car, the current electricity rate, and your driving style.

How much are "100 km of electricity"?

Modern e-Scooters are extremely energy-efficient.

How much does an e-Car weigh?

As the Fiat Panda electric demonstrates, e-Cars typically aren't lighter than conventional vehicles.

How much does an e-Car's battery weigh?

This depends on the battery type and on its capacity.