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Electromobility

Charging station subsidies to boost Luxembourg network



The new aid schemes will be available on the MyGuichet platform once they enter into force. Photo: Shutterstock

The new aid schemes will be available on the MyGuichet platform once they enter into force. Photo: Shutterstock

Economy minister Franz Fayot and energy minister Claude Turmes on Thursday presented new aid schemes for electric vehicles charging infrastructure which will soon be submitted to parliament for a vote.

Approved by the government council on 12 November the subsidies scheme aims to support companies in their transition to electromobility while accelerating the deployment of charging stations in Luxembourg.

“The decarbonisation of transport is conditional on the existence of an efficient infrastructure of charging points on the national territory. Luxembourg already has a very dense network of charging points. By allowing more actors to benefit from subsidies for the installation of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, we are accelerating the development of electromobility,” said Claude Turmes (Déi Gréng).

These new subsidies will complement the aid scheme for the installation of charging points for private individuals.

The set of subsidies present two types of financial support. The first one is directed at all companies regardless of their size and offers up to 50% of the investment related to the deployment of charging stations. The second is reserved for small and medium-sized enterprises. They can benefit from a subsidy of up to 50% of the costs related to the charging stations and up to 60% of costs related to the connection to the electricity grid which is capped at €60,000. There is also a €40,000 cap on subsidies related to the deployment of the charging stations.

Companies that are implementing leasing in the deployment of charging stations will be eligible for a discount on their leasing contract.

The new subsidies apply to the installation of charging stations accessible to the public and private charging stations in companies.

A bill on the aid schemes will be submitted to parliament soon. It also includes an adaptation of the organisation of the Chargy and SuperChargy network in accordance with EU regulations. The new aid schemes will be available on the MyGuichet platform once they enter into force.