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5% of Chargy stations interrupted by flooding



Archive photo shows Chargy stations at a P+R carpark Photo: Matic Zorman / Maison Moderne

Archive photo shows Chargy stations at a P+R carpark Photo: Matic Zorman / Maison Moderne

Severe flooding in Luxembourg left 40 Chargy electric charging stations out of action, of which ten are still not operational, Creos told Delano.

The floods of 14–15 July were a result of rainfall levels not seen in Luxembourg for over a century. While they caused serious damage to homes and businesses, they also impacted the country’s vehicle-charging infrastructure. Of the 800 charging stations, 40 were impacted, a spokesperson told Delano on Thursday. He said: “As of today, we still have ten stations that are not operational and need to be fixed—three of them have to be fully replaced.”

The three in need of replacing are:

—CP0044 Rue Place François-Joseph Dargent 4, L-1413 Luxembourg/Eich

—CP0287 Um Salzwaasser 5, L-6661 Born

—CP0286 Rue des Bénédictins 4, L-6414 Echternach

A 15 July photo shows a child next to a flooded Rue de Beggen Photo: Matic Zorman / Maison Moderne

A 15 July photo shows a child next to a flooded Rue de Beggen Photo: Matic Zorman / Maison Moderne

The spokesperson said that work was underway and was expected to be completed by September 2021.

Over a 48-hour period, Luxembourg recorded up to 100L/m2 in rainfall, causing 400 people to require rehousing. The incident was declared a natural disaster and the state released €50m in direct aid to those affected.