Feasibility study of an e-taxi fleet station in Simmering (WSTW)

Vienna E-Mobility

General facts

Description & main goal

Feasibility study of an e-taxi fleet station in Simmering NW

Deployment area
Simmering, NW
Involved actors and their role

Taxi 40100, taxi 31300 and free taxi operators

 

Wiener Stadtwerke: project coordinator, charging station operator

Wien Energie: energy supplier (charging stations)

BMVIT: e-taxi funding

Key-contact person
Main challenges & risks
  • changing mobility behaviour
  • meeting people´s needs
  • finding business model
  • technical problems
  • legal aspects
Delivery date
M36

Specific facts

Type of vehicle (e.g. taxi, bus)

e-taxi

Fleet strength in project/beyond (#)

tbd / 120 in Vienna (goal: 250 in 2018)

Type(s) of EV

BEV

Business area beyond project (yes/no)

Yes,Vienna city

Share of electric vehicles in public transport (city)

City: 39%

Type & number of recharging points

-

Level of automation

0-1

Pre-defined schedules and routes / on demand

On demand

Registration options (e.g. online)
Access options (e.g. app, card)
Payment options (e.g. ticket, card)
Costs for users (e.g. € cost/ticket)
Combination with other incentives (yes/no)

Project eTaxi Vienna supports purchase of e-taxis with € 8,000 (BMVIT funds), free charging (Wien Energie) and special e-taxi stands (2017: 2, not in project area)

Combination with app / electronic devices (e.g. routing) (yes/no)

e-taxi drivers can book recharging points run by WSTW via app

Main challenges & risks
  • changing mobility behaviour
  • meeting people´s needs
  • finding business model
  • technical problems
  • legal aspects
Implementation status

In which phase is the project (Planning, Implementation, Operation or Evaluation)?
Evaluation phase incl. operation
What is the current implementation status/ what is the current activity step?
The feasibility study is finished.
Is the implementation process on time or are there any deviations (time wise)? Please outline any changes and reasons.
On time.
Have there been changes regarding the planned solution? Please outline any changes and reasons.
No.
Which project steps were performed since the last project reporting?
The outcomes and findings were presented inside the project team.
 

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Which risks & challenges is the project currently facing?

None

Which are critical or seem invincible? Please provide a detailed description

None

Which previously identified risks and challenges have you managed successfully and how

No

Which lessons learned can be derived up to this point from the implementation process?

A charging station in a public area has to be taken into account.
The main outcome was that the target area in Simmering isn´t a suitable location for founding an e-taxi station.
The purchase of an e-taxi is a high investment and respectively a high risk for a taxi entrepreneur (in many cases single person companies).
The waiting station and the charging station have to be two different locations as it is a legal framework. 

Have external recommendations / lessons learnt from other projects (not in the WIKI) been used for the project development? 
- If yes, which ones and how?
Would this example be a good add to the Wiki?

No.
Have relevant internal recommendations / lessons from the WIKI’s best practices been used for the project development? 
If yes, which ones and how?

No.
Has the project development / implementation been supported by the SMARTER TOGETHER peer-to-peer knowledge exchange and cooperative problem solving?
If yes, how?

No.
What could be done better in comparable future projects (what needs to be done and what needs to be prevented)
None.
Would you describe the project as best practice project and interesting for the WIKI? If yes, in what regard?
No.
 

Next steps & To Do ́s

Please shortly outline the next steps planned for the implementation of the project.
The report will be finalized and the findings taken into account.
Are there additional steps planned due to occurred challenges? Which corrective activities have been taken?
No.