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News Austria Ups Speed Limit for EVs: The Best Incentive?

Austria Ups Speed Limit for EVs: The Best Incentive?

Like most governments around the world, incentives continue to be necessary to get more consumers interested in purchasing or driving electric cars.

While cashbacks and access to reserved lanes are common just about everywhere, the Austrian Government has stepped up with two other enticements that will surely have a positive impact on sales numbers.

The first is promoting free parking for electric cars, which in densely packed urban centers, can be a real bonus. In many areas however, charging stations double as parking spots.

The kicker, the real new reason to buy an electric car in Austria, has become driving fast legally. That’s right: Austrians that opt for a fully electric car will see their imposed speed limit on highways raised to 130 km/h from 100 km/h.

This legal exception on about 440 km of highway and while, quite honestly, we find it an odd good reason to buy an EV, we’d be more than happy to see this type of legislation come to Canada.

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