About one third of the total energy consumption in Austria is attributable to transport. The transport sector is one of the biggest climate sinners, responsible for almost 30 percent of total CO2 emissions in the EU. In order to achieve the EU's climate goals and reduce CO2 emissions, a rethink of mobility behavior is needed. As Austria's largest bus company, we therefore see it as our responsibility to work for a climate-friendly and emission-free future in public transport. In addition to the development of alternative propulsion technologies, such as hydrogen and e-mobility, Postbus is constantly working on new ideas to reduce CO2 emissions in the driving operation. With the Vehicle Data System project, which supports environmentally conscious bus driving and was launched as early as 2013, Postbus is ensuring that CO2 savings increase year after year. New vehicles are equipped with the system every year. Today, 2,073 Postbuses are already using it.
Klimaaktiv makes it clear how climate-friendly the Postbus is
For its significant contribution to reducing CO2 emissions, the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology has now awarded the Postbus for the Vehicle Data System project with the klimaktiv mobil prize. klimaaktiv mobil shows how mobility can be made environmentally friendly and economical through the intelligent use of the most energy-saving, cleanest and climate-friendly means of transport. This clearly shows that our efforts to reduce CO2 emissions and our ecological footprint are perceived positively. A system built into the bus, which not only measures fuel consumption but also analyzes the bus drivers' driving behavior, thus supports climate-friendly driving. With the vehicle data system installed in 216 vehicles in 2019, 275 tons of CO2, 446 kg of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and approx. 11 kg of particulates could be saved. Together, we are continuing our successful efforts to significantly increase the reduction of emissions in the coming years. In doing so, we are making a contribution to ensuring that our planet remains worth living on for future generations.