Transport minister François Bausch speaking at the inauguration of the ACL Mobility Loft. Photo: Paperjam
The Automobile Club of Luxembourg (ACL) on Monday inaugurated a new electromobility competence centre, or “mobility loft”, in Bertrange.
The centre was established in a bid to provide members with more information on electric, hybrid, hybrid plug-in vehicle options, as well as the latest developments on electric recharging solutions.
Deputy prime minister Etienne Schneider (LSAP) and transport minister François Bausch (Green party), who were both at the official inauguration, spoke about the goal of Luxembourg to reach 40,000 electric vehicles by 2020. According to our colleagues at Paperjam, while Schneider admitted “we will not be able to reach” the figure by 2020, Bausch said “this is not a failure, far from it,” adding that the figure will be reached, “but in a few years”.
As a free service to ACL’s 183,000 members, the mobility loft also has its own fleet of electric vehicles available for hire so that such options can be tested prior to purchase. Events are also in the works on similar mobility themes.