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E-car subsidy deadline delayed over supply chain crisis



Cars benefitting from the Clever Fueren programme were supposed to be registered before the end of this year Library photo: Matic Zorman / Maison Moderne

Cars benefitting from the Clever Fueren programme were supposed to be registered before the end of this year Library photo: Matic Zorman / Maison Moderne

The government is extending an end-of-year deadline to register electric cars bought under a subsidy scheme over delivery delays.

Car sellers in Luxembourg in October warned of months-long delays that could last into next year over global shortages of key parts, such as microchips.

But people applying for the “Clever Fueren” e-vehicle subsidy were supposed to register their new car before the end of this year. This deadline has now been pushed back to 31 December 2022 for vehicles ordered before 30 September 2021.

Under the “Clever Fueren” programme, the government pays up to €8,000 for electric vehicles and €1,500 for hybrid models.

Only cars that were scheduled for delivery this year are included in the deadline extension and the estimated date of delivery when the car was purchased or leased must be indicated on the contract, the government said in a statement on Friday.