Charging at home
MyDiego is the brand set up jointly between the electricity supplier Enovos and the Fédération des Artisans du Luxembourg. It offers private individuals the opportunity to install a charging station for electric vehicles at home. Why install a charging station at home, you may ask?
While you can, of course, recharge your vehicle with a "normal" socket, they are not always easily accessible and it is recommended to avoid using extension cords to avoid the risk of overheating. What’s more, the charging speed is higher with a charging station, which is much more powerful than a conventional 2 or 3kW socket.
So if you want to have a charging system in your garage or backyard that offers the right safety conditions, you will need to pay between €1,717 and €2,770 for MyDiego. The power (11kW) and recharging time (5 to 6 hours depending on the type of vehicle) are the same.
So why the price difference you may ask? It is due to the option of closely monitoring dedicated electrical consumption (via the App or a web platform) so that you can have these consumptions reimbursed by your company, for example.
Moreover, some companies turn directly to leasing offers that include the installation of a charging station. If this doesn’t apply to you, did you know that the Luxembourg government contributes up to €750 towards the cost of installing a charging station at your home. And up to € 1200 for the most expensive option.
How does the installation work? It takes a few weeks from the time you contact the company to the time your station is put into service. In the meantime, an electrician comes to check your installation, sometimes makes changes to your electrical board and acts as an intermediary with your electricity network manager.