Tyrol: On the A 12 Inntal highway near Vomp
The TIWAG, in cooperation with ASFINAG, is launching the first nationwide project for electric truck trailer refrigeration on the highway in Austria.
Photo & Text: TIWAG
TIWAG is continuously expanding the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Tyrol. In this context, TIWAG, in cooperation with ASFINAG, is launching a pilot project at the truck parking area on the A12 at Vomp to reduce CO2 emissions in truck refrigeration logistics. The project was presented on Tuesday by Deputy Governor Mag.a Ingrid Felipe and TIWAG CEO Mag. Dr. Erich Entstrasser, together with ASFINAG Managing Director Dipl.-Ing. Klaus Fink.
In the future, drivers will be able to power their refrigerated trucks with electricity instead of diesel during breaks at the Vomp truck parking area. TIWAG has installed the necessary electrical infrastructure there. This will make it possible for the loading spaces to be cooled with electricity from renewable energy sources instead of diesel. Currently, four connections are available.
Power from renewable energy sources.
Deputy Governor Ingrid Felipe is convinced of the sustainability and environmental friendliness of this infrastructure: "With the commissioning of this environmentally friendly truck supply infrastructure, we are consistently pursuing the further implementation of the energy strategy of the state of Tyrol. I hope that more such facilities will soon be found along the A12 and throughout Tyrol."
TIWAG CEO Erich Entstrasser explains: "With this nationwide first pilot installation, we can perfectly align the efficient use of clean energy as outlined in the TIWAG strategy with the goals of the energy strategy of the state of Tyrol. We, together with ASFINAG, have implemented this project as part of the TIWAG electric mobility initiative."
42 tons of CO2 savings per location.
Construction of the facility began in December 2015, and the trial operation for the pilot facility in Vomp started in mid-January 2016.
ASFINAG Managing Director Klaus Fink: "A win-win situation for all parties involved: more peace for truck drivers during breaks, environmentally friendly energy supply with green electricity instead of diesel generators, and reduced noise for local residents. This pilot project has great potential."
In addition to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions of up to 42 tons per year per location, energy costs are reduced by more than half.
While a four-hour rest break with diesel refrigeration costs about eight euros, thanks to TIWAG's electrical charging infrastructure, it will cost approximately 3.30 euros in the future.
(Photo credit: TIWAG)
Lower Austria: On the A 1 West highway ASFINAG rest area Kesselhof
The EVN, in cooperation with ASFINAG, is launching a pilot project for electric truck trailer refrigeration on the A1 West Autobahn at the ASFINAG rest area Kesselhof.
W: S 1 Wiener Außenring expressway at the Schwechat rest stop
WIENENERGIE, in cooperation with ASFINAG, is launching a pilot project for electric truck trailer refrigeration at the S1 Wiener Außenring Schnellstraße at the Schwechat rest area.
With the commissioning of the electric charging station at the Schwechat rest area (S1 Wiener Außenring Schnellstraße), ASFINAG takes another step towards sustainability. Drivers of refrigerated and frozen goods transport vehicles now have the option to power their refrigeration units with electricity instead of diesel during their rest breaks.
The establishment of electric charging stations at rest areas and service stations for temperature-controlled transports is a cooperative project between ASFINAG and Austrian energy providers. ASFINAG is committed to using green electricity, thereby reducing diesel consumption. This results in less noise and emissions, and it also enhances road safety. Why? Truck drivers are no longer disturbed by running engines, allowing them to better utilize their rest breaks for relaxation.
The benefits are clear
CO2 reduction in truck refrigeration logistics
Reduced noise and pollutant emissions for drivers, residents, and the environment
Sustainable breaks for drivers due to the absence of engine noise from diesel refrigeration
Enhanced road safety through well-rested drivers
Easy operation with the direct connection of refrigeration units to the power terminal via a socket