In Luxembourg, a national plan for the installation of EV charging infrastructures has been formalized by the publication in December 2015 of a national regulation that defines the functionalities and technical specifications of the public charging infrastructure, the number (800 throughout the country) of charging points, the schedule and the general organization of deployment. Creos coordinates this project in conjunction with the other grid operators.
In 2011, the Ministry of the Economy and the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, in close collaboration with the Luxemburg Institute of Regulation, carried out a study to define with all the stakeholders in Luxembourg a shared national concept of implementation of electro-mobility in Luxembourg.
This concept includes among others the characteristics of a charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Luxembourg as well as the principles of its installation, operation and financing.
In November 2016, the first charging stations forming part of the public infrastructure connected with electrically-powered transport were presented.
Supplied by the companies managing the distribution network, the roll-out of 800 chargers for 100% electric cars and for plug-in hybrid cars is scheduled to take place gradually between end 2016 and 2020.
Spread throughout the Grand Duchy, 400 charging stations are in process of being installed at P+R car parks, which- beyond providing the necessary infrastructure to drive electrically to the car park - encourage commuters to use public transport. The other 400 charging stations are being installed in the localities throughout the whole country. There will be a total of 1,600 parking spaces devoted to charging cars.
Bearing a particular visual language and the 'Chargy' logo, for easy identification of stations in the national system, the charging stations have a standard means of payment and are accessible to the clients of several mobility providers, using multi-purpose chip cards.
Powered exclusively by electricity produced 100% from renewable energy sources, each station is be connected to a smart meter. In parallel with a charging infrastructure with smart functions, electric cars are expected to ultimately form part of a flexible system allowing a better management of the electricity networks.
The public charging system, designed to incorporate all the other compatible charging stations already in existence in the Grand Duchy, is based on a pooled central IT system that makes it possible to communicate data between the charging stations and the suppliers.
Electrically-powered transport is aimed at minimising the carbon footprint of transport in general.
As of today 225 “Chargy” charging stations have been installed.
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