Flex, as the car sharing scheme is known, was set up by CFL to offer an alternative for public transport passengers
Luxembourg’s rail service will in December roll out a new car-sharing scheme with an 84-strong fleet of cars available from 19 stations around the country.
Flex, as the scheme is known, was set up by CFL to offer an alternative for public transport passengers to travel the last few kilometres to locations not covered by the country’s rail or bus network.
Announced at a press conference on Thursday to coincide with European Mobility Week, people will be able to sign up to the scheme from November onwards. Cars will then be available to rent from 6 December.
Users who register will receive a Flex card that will serve as their car key to access one of the three different kinds of vehicles offered: 11 BMWi3s, 39 Seat Leon 150 TSIs and 34 BMW 118is.
During the initial phase, Flex cars must be returned to the station at which they were rented but one-way rentals will also be possible later on, CFL said.
Rental costs are calculated by the distance travelled (from 35-40 cents per kilometre, depending on your subscription model) and per quarter of an hour (from €2.50 to €3 for every 15 minutes). Special packages will also be offered for specific time frames, for example an overnight rental will cost around €25 and a three-hour (maximum 40 kilometres) package will set renters back around €20.
Included in the costs are fuel, insurance, maintenance, cleaning and a 24-hour help service, according to CFL. They add that the scheme will be expanded in future. For a full list of the stations where Flex cars can be rented, visit www.cfl.lu from November.
The scheme comes a few years after Luxembourg City introduced Carloh, the electric car-sharing scheme accessible from nine stations around the city, which charges per kilometre.