New measures: subsidies for electrified vehicles
On 24th March 2021, the Luxembourgish government announced the extension of the incentives for electrified vehicles until 31 December 2022 inclusive, under the following conditions:
100% electric vehicles (BEV)
All 100% electric vehicles with a consumption of less than 18kWh/100km will be subsidized by the government through a premium of €8,000.
All 100% electric vehicles, with a consumption above 18kWh/100km, are subsidized by the government through a premium of 3.000€.
All vehicles must be ordered before 31 March 2022 and registered by 31 December 2022 at the latest in order to benefit from the governmental subsidy.
Voitures Plug-In-Hybrid (PHEV)
The premiums for Plug-In-Hybrid (PHEV) vehicles with a CO2 rate below 50 g/km are reduced to €1,500 and only apply to vehicles ordered and registered by 31 December 2021 at the latest.
100% electric vans (BEV)
All 100% electric vans, regardless of their consumption, are subsidized by the government through a premium of €8,000, if ordered before 31 March 2022 and registered by 31 December 2022 at the latest.
Please find the details of the subsidies as well as the terms and conditions on the website of the Luxembourg government:
Our EV-4-Me? tool
Hybrid, electric, petrol, diesel? What is the best option for your needs?
Irrespective of whether you have a passenger car or manage a fleet, maybe it is time to switch from a conventional petrol or diesel vehicle to a hybrid or a low-emission electric vehicle. The range of combustion or electric vehicles is growing at present. Technology is constantly evolving, especially with regard to the ever-increasing range of vehicles. This means that they are suitable for an ever-increasing number of drivers.
Use our EV-4-ME? advice tool to answer a few quick questions below in order to find out if an electric car might be right option for you, or which type of fuel-driven vehicle is best for you or your fleet.
Note EV-4-ME? is intended to help you select the most suitable fuel-driven vehicle for you on the basis of your answers. It is not intended to be the only source of information to help you make your purchase decision. We recommend that you consult with your local dealer and carefully consider your individual situation before making a final decision. Calculations for operating costs, expected emissions, benefit-in-kind premiums and subsidies for plug-in cars were made on the basis of typical vehicles for each fuel category.
Our Holiday Car Service
Electromobility is your preferred choice. Do you sometimes need an extra combustion-engine vehicle for special occasions?
With our special offer package designed for this type of mobility, you can benefit from an all-inclusive service for all your long-distance journeys. You choose the appropriate vehicle category for your needs and the number of days you want to drive it per year.
Additional mobility services:
- Vehicle category of your choice in the contract (subject to availability when booking with the respective service provider).
- Validity: for the entire duration of your contract (from delivery of the vehicle as part of the lease contract).
- Conventional insurance in the event of damage to the bodywork
- Km: no preset mileage
- Fuel, optional extras, additional drivers, deductibles, fines and any excess over the Holiday Car budget will be charged separately and additionally.
Your customer card:
When delivering the vehicle, you will receive your personal customer card. This allows you to use the supplementary mobility service.
- Minimum age of 21 years
- Standard insurance for damage to the bodywork and theft with deductible
- The exact terms and conditions will be specified on the rental agreement and the service provider will issue these upon delivery of the Holiday Car vehicle.
Recharging an electric vehicle
Are you thinking of installing a charging station at your home or business?
Are you wondering where and how to charge your electric vehicle?
And also how to pay for the electricity that is consumed?
With SWIO, you can get a comprehensive service for your electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle.
Comparison of the engine types
Depending on your needs and your driving pattern, there are different types of mobility. What is your style?
Diesel vehicles are ideal for long distances, especially on motorways, where they can really maximise engine efficiency. Diesel engines must be warmed up regularly and for a long period of time. This means that if a diesel car is used for short journeys in urban traffic, chances are you will not get the fuel economy you expect.
Diesel engines have to reach the right temperature to be really efficient, but once they do, they can be very efficient. In fact, when a diesel engine is used properly, it can use 30% less fuel than a petrol-powered car. Maybe you pay a little more at the time of purchase, but it will pay off (and more) over the long haul.
Modern diesel cars also come equipped with special diesel engine filters (DPFs), filter systems that absorb the particulate matter accumulating in the engine and thus help to reduce CO2 emissions. These filters will regenerate on long journeys, but on shorter journeys particulate matter can build up and eventually lead to problems. Having them cleaned or replaced regularly can be an extra expense, if you do not drive long distances often enough.
The petrol vehicle is at present more economical to buy. It still has many enthusiasts given the driving comfort.
It also requires minimum maintenance.
Currently, fuel prices are still high but the gap to diesel is decreasing.
Plug-in hybrid vehicles offer a short range in 100% electric mode. When travelling long distances, there is a tendency to use the internal combustion engine. Plug-in hybrids have both an electric motor and a combustion engine. This means that you benefit from the efficiency of electric power for shorter journeys, whilst also being able to use standard fuel for the occasional longer journey.
When used properly, a plug-in hybrid is very useful. With the efficiency and zero emissions of an electric vehicle, it provides the comfort of a petrol or diesel engine.
Electric vehicles are the perfect choice for short trips, with relatively low total mileage and with stops where the car can potentially be recharged.
Any subsidies or tax benefits being proposed should also be taken into account, in addition to the fuel savings that will obviously be achieved. Electric vehicles have an electric motor, which also means fewer parts, no oil replacement and generally fewer technical problems. That means that you are likely to have less downtime for technical or mechanical reasons and lower maintenance costs.
There are a lot more recharging facilities available out there than might be imaginable. You can also have a terminal installed at home and add it to your lease contract.
Ultimately, the range of electric vehicles is evolving and expanding across different vehicle ranges and budgets.