A perfect e-mobile excursion destination!

Gerlos Alpine Road is an ideal excursion destination for all E-drivers too! After all, what could be nicer than gliding without a sound and zero emissions via this mountain pass road between Salzburg and Tyrol, while marvelling at the natural surroundings in Hohe Tauern National Park! And stopping off to recharge batteries where it is so lovely – for instance, at the foot of the Krimml waterfalls, at Krimml Worlds of Water, or at intermediate stopping points along the mountain road!



Advantages for E-cars & E-motorbikes

The Gerlos Alpine Road has e-normous advantages for all E-motoristen:  

  • Charging stations at Krimml Worlds of Water at the foot of Gerlos Alpine Road: 2 accelerated charging stations (22 KW) with 4 charging points – excludes P4 parking lot, where a fee is payable    
  • Charging station at switchback 7, at Gasthof Schönmoos: 1 rapid charger (120 KW) with 2 charge points and 4 rapid charging stations (22 KW), each of which has 1 charge point    
  • At these charging stations you can charge up with green, great value Glockner ePower, and zero hassle.  
  • All E-motorists travelling on Gerlos Alpine Road, which starts right next to Krimml Worlds of Water, enjoy discounted tariffs for E-cars and E-motorbikes
  • And while your car charges, you can relax and take in the phenomenal panoramic views from the mountain pass road and refreshing experiences at Krimml Waterfalls and in Worlds of Water. 
Gerlos Alpine Road, hairpin bends at the Schoenmoosalm | © gerlosstrasse.at/Reifmueller

Glockner ePower charging rates

Our charging rates for E-charging stations which are not part of obligatory pay zones (Grossglockner High Alpine Road Ferleiten and Heiligenblut cash points, Mittersill National Park Center, Hotel Römerhof, Rauris tennis court, in the town of Heiligenblut, Krimml Worlds of Water):

  • Standard charging station: 0.49 €/kWh
  • Rapid charging station: 0.59 €/kWh
    (payable by credit or debit card, or with various charge cards)
  • Free parking is available at rapid charging stations (120 kW) for 90 minutes and at the normal charging station (22 KW) for 180 minutes. Thereafter, 0.10 €/min. is charged as a standing charge. 

You can find our terms and conditions for the e-charging stations here!

Continuous charging security at Austria’s loveliest panoramic roads & excursion destinations Glockner e-Power charging points guarantee continuous charging security. All the charging points can be found on our interactive map:

Glockner e-power charging stations

Mobility turning point with Glockner ePower

Our society is the midst of a mobility and energy turning point. Electromobility has gained traction, especially in the past few years. In 2022, the EU has opted for a ban on combustion engines in cars and light commercial vehicles by 2035. An expansion of the charging infrastructure must go hand-in-hand with this focus on E-mobility. And it is with this reasoning in mind that GROHAG, together with its  regional partners, is investing in the expansion of the charging infrastructure on its experience roads, and in its own clean, regional Glockner ePower.

Gerlos alpine road, view of waterfalls | © gerlosstrasse.at/Michael Stabentheiner

Glockner ePower  

100 % sustainably produced electricity
100 % from the region 
100 % top price
0 % emissions

Logo Glockner ePower | © grossglockner.at

GROHAG: pioneering role in E-Mobility

With an intensive expansion of the charging infrastructure, with up to 100% green electricity, from renewable energy sources, the tourist offer provided by the Grossglockner E-pleasure tour along the Grossglockner High Alpine Road and through the Hohe Tauern National Park, and also with the establishment of a GROHAG-E-fleet as well as discounted tariffs for E-cars and E-motorbikes of course, GROHAG is taking on a real pioneering role in terms of E-mobility.

uphill & downhill by e-car

E-mobility in the mountains: Tips & interesting facts from E-mobility experts at ÖAMTC

breakdown? Call 120!
Aerial photograph of Gerlos Alpine Road and Krimml Waterfall  | © gerlos-alpenstrasse.at/Stabentheiner

Driving up the mountain in an E-car is the purest of pleasures – step on the gas and enjoy full power, with no hesitation! This is relaxing uphill cruising! And listen to that silence!

Breakdown? Call 120!
Gerlos Alpine Road, hairpin bends at the Schoenmoosalm | © gerlosstrasse.at/Reifmueller

Plan your trip so you get to the top of the mountain with around 20-30 % charge, then let your E-car battery recharge on the downhill. Wholly in keeping with the maxim: producing energy, instead of using it. That’s sustainability!

Breakdown? Call 120!
View of the Krimml Waterfall | © gerlos-alpenstrasse.at

The battery in your E-car recharges on the downhill, this is known as recuperation – that is, the moving vehicle’s kinetic energy is recovered. Put another way, instead of braking process creating heat as it does in a combustion engion, an electric car effectively turns the braking energy into electricity, using this energy to recharge the battery. Thus the engine becomes an electricity generator.

Breakdown? Call 120!
Gerlos Alpine Road, car park with a view of the waterfalls | © gerlosstrasse.at/Reifmueller

A nice ancillary effect as you head downhill, when the battery is somewhat empty after having driven uphill, is that you have to brake a little less too, since recuperation acts like an engine brake.

Breakdown? Call 120!
Gerlos Alpine Road, Krimml Waterfalls | © gerlosstrasse.at/Michael Stabentheiner

Since air is not a factor in the drive system of an electric car, the increasingly thin altitude air has no impact on performance, which is the case with a combustion engine for instance.