The Luxembourg government is funding the expansion of the country’s charging infrastructure with an additional five million euros.
In a second tender, 20 fast-charging projects from 17 companies have now been selected.
Not all of the fast chargers will be open to the public.
A total of 246 new fast-charging point will be subsidised and built throughout the small European country.
The capacity of each of these is to be at least 175 kW.
Of the 246 points, only 67 of the fast-charging points are also to be publicly accessible, while the rest are located on private property.
The 20 selected projects were submitted by 17 companies, including service stations, shopping centres, businesses and industrial companies.
They will receive a grant of up to 50 per cent of their investment.
The total amount of funding in this round is five million euros.
This is the government’s second funding call.
In the fall of 2022, the Luxembourg government subsidised the installation of 672 additional charging points with more than 4.5 million euros, 44 of which were fast chargers.
Further funding calls are planned.
Since April, companies have been receiving a subsidy for the purchase of zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles, and the next funding call from September 15 to November 15 is also to include charging infrastructure for commercial vehicle classes N2 and N3.
In this case, the subsidy is even up to 70 per cent.
From Dec. 1, 2023, to Feb. 1, 2024, another call for proposals will be issued for projects open to any type of infrastructure. In this case, the maximum funding will again be 50 per cent of the project cost.
“The second funding call, the two upcoming calls, and the various grants fully support companies in their transition to green mobility,” says Economy Minister Franz Fayot.
“Companies that invest in charging infrastructure will be more competitive.”