Project move2zero wins VCÖ Mobility Award

The VCÖ Mobility Award was presented for the 30th time this year. The 375 projects submitted were evaluated in 12 categories by a jury of 52 experts. The five best-ranked submissions in each category were able to collect additional points in an online voting. The awards ceremony for the winners of the jury and public voting took place in Vienna in September.

In the category “Energy transition and electrification in mobility”, the lighthouse project move2zero, led by Holding Graz – Kommunale Dienstleistungen GmbH, won the first place.

Wolfgang Malik (CEO – Holding Graz) received the award on behalf of Holding Graz from Climate Protection Minister Leonore Gewessler. HyCentA was represented by project manager Michael Richter.

In move2zero, a concept for the gradual decarbonization of the entire public bus fleet in Graz is being developed. In a demonstration operation, two lines will be converted to zero-emission vehicles and data and experience will be collected for the optimal conversion of the fleet.


Handing over of the VCÖ Mobility Award in the category “Energy transition and electrification in mobility”. From left to right: Willi Nowak (VCÖ), Leonore Gewessler (Climate Protection Minister), Wolfgang Malik (Holding Graz), Robert Schmied (Graz Energy Agency), Andreas Solymos (Holding Graz), Michael Richter (HyCentA), Mark Perz (Holding Graz), Andreas Matthä (ÖBB)
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Congratulations to the entire consortium of the lighthouse project:

  • Holding Graz Kommunale Dienstleistungen GmbH (Lead)
  • Grazer Energieagentur GmbH
  • HyCentA Research GmbH
  • Energie Steiermark Technik GmbH
  • Energie Graz GmbH
  • Technical University of Graz – Institute of Highway Engineering and Transport Planning
  • Technical University of Graz – Institute of Automotive Engineering
  • Planungsgruppe Gestering Knipping de Vries
  • Upstream Mobility GmbH
  • Umweltbundesamt GmbH
  • Invenium GmbH
  • Technoma GmbH
  • University of Graz – Institute of Statistics and Operational Research
  • ARTI – Autonomous Robot Technology (in the course of formation)
  • HÖRBIGER Wien GmbH

Move2zero is financed by the Climate and Energy Fund and implemented by FFG Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH as part of the funding program “Zero Emission Mobility”.