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behaviour of individual customers can be  gathered from   GRI 102-2, 103-1, 103-3
                    consumption data.
                     GRI 103-1, 103-3, 416-1, 418-1

                    E-mobility continues to develop rapidly. In particular, the
                    automotive industry is making significant investments in
                    increasing  the  range  of  models  and  the  further
                    development  of  battery  technologies.  Policymakers  at
                    European  and  national  level  are  also  addressing  and  in
                    some  cases  improving  the  framework  conditions  for  e-
                    mobility. This pertains to, for instance, stricter CO2 emissions
                    limits  for  future  new  vehicle  registrations  as  well  as
                    regulations  for  construction  measures  to  improve  the
                    charging infrastructure in residential buildings.

                    The share of electric vehicles in new registrations in Austria
                    at the end of 2018 was 6,757 newly registered vehicles, and
                    thus around 24.4% higher than in the comparative period
                    of  2017.  At  the  end  of  December  2018,  the  number  of
                    electric vehicles totalled 20,831. As a customer-focused full-
                    service provider, KELAG focuses on charging solutions for
                    the private sector, solutions for business as well as public
                    charging solutions. In 2018 in cooperation with Innogy, four
                    ASFiNAG   (“Autobahnen-   und   Schnellstraßen-
                    Finanzierungs-Aktiengesellschaft” - Austrian Autobahn and
                    highway financing stock corporation) sites were equipped
                    with  rapid-charging  systems  with  a  capacity  of  50  to
                    150 kW and commissioned. KELAG now operates a network
                    of 232 public charging stations, thereof 20 rapid-charging
                    stations. KELAG customers have access to more than 3,000
                    public  charging  stations  throughout  Austria  via  the
                    roaming partner network. In October 2018, the first KELAG
                    E-Mobility  Day  took  place  at  competence  centre  for
                    electromobility.  In  this  context,  retail  and  business
                    customers  were  given  practical  advice  on  e-mobility
                    independent  of  brands  as  well  as  on  KELAG’s  product
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