As is often the case with technology, Luxembourg is a pioneer. This is the case with charging stations. While this subject may present an obstacle to adoption in neighbouring countries, the city of Luxembourg already has 62 charging points distributed over the various districts of the city centreboard, Hollerich, railway station, Bonnevoie, Limpertsberg and Kirchberg. And through Chargy - the grouping of Luxembourg distribution system managers - the Grand Duchy has set up a vast plan to provide 800 public charging stations throughout the country by 2022.
In addition to infrastructure, in 2020 the government renewed its financial aid plan to promote electric mobility. The programme provides a bonus of €5,000 for the purchase of a 100% electric car and €2,500 for plug-in hybrid vehicles with emissions less than 50 g/km. Find all the details on bonuses for the purchase of an electric or hybrid vehicle on the Guichet-public.lu website.
Ready to get started? Now you have to choose from the various electrification technologies available. Some cheat sheets to revise from before visiting a dealer.
What's that? A car that has an electric motor as the only mode of propulsion.
Electric cars are for you if:- You want to choose the most environmentally friendly vehicle
What's that? A car with two engines: an internal combustion engine that runs on fossil fuel, and an electric motor, linked to a large capacity battery. The special feature of this plug-in hybrid system is that it can be recharged in two ways:
Hybrid plug-in technology is for you if:
What's that? An electric motor powered by a battery which boosts the combustion engine in the operating ranges where a combustion engine is least efficient - when the car starts or when climbing a hill, for example, which avoids unnecessary fuel consumption. The vehicle can run fully on electricity over a very short distance of one or two kilometres.
What's that? A starter-alternator assists the engine at start-up and takes advantage of deceleration phases to recharge the backup battery.
Mild hybrid technology is for you if:
Have you decided to drive more cleanly? AXA encourages you by granting a 20 to 30% vehicles. Feel free to contact an advisor to carry out a simulation.