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Environment & Climate Change

18 March 2019
Christoph Jirak Electric vehicles exempt from emissions-reducing speed limits

Austria - Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

The Constitutional Court recently dealt with a complaint by an electric vehicle owner who had exceeded an Air Immission Protection Act speed limit. The driver claimed that his vehicle emitted no air pollutants and that the emission-dependent speed limit did not apply to him. The court disagreed. In response to this decision, the federal government created a legal exception for electric cars. However, whether all federal states will introduce an exception to the act's speed limit for electric cars remains unclear.

Authors: Christoph Jirak, Sandra Kasper
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