The infrastructure operator Chargy delivers the latest data from Luxembourg where the network includes 277 charging stations since its inception in 2017. Moreover, all signs are on expansion in the Grand Duchy with numbers to more than double in the next two years.
Chargy’s electric car charging station network has been in operation since June 2017. 18 months on, the network’s management has commended its positive growth. 203 charging stations are on public roads, 43 in park & ride areas and 31 for private customers. This might not seem like much for a whole country, but keep in mind that Luxemburg is only 2,586 km² with around half a million people.
By the end of 2018, some 481,440 kWh was used for charging at these stations. This represents a distance of 2.5 million kilometres or sixty times the circumference of the world.
No wonder then that Chargy is ready to expand their network. Details include the installation of 200 additional charging stations this year and next year and a further 150 such electric car pit stops in 2021.
Overall, the relative newbie expects that until the end of the year 2021, a total of 800 terminals will be installed: 400 terminals on the public parking of the communes and 400 on station car parks allowing easy access to public transport. Each so-called terminal has two charging points (adjustable between 3.7 kW and 22 kW depending on the car). Therefore, the Chargy network will eventually have 1,600 parking spaces dedicated to electric mobility in the little Grand Duchy.
According to a study by the European Observatory on Alternative Fuel, Luxembourg is the third most developed country in Europe in terms of charging stations per resident. In numbers, this is a rate of 0.14 per cent, just behind the Netherlands (0.21%) and Norway (0.19%). However, considering the country has by far the highest income per capita, in addition to the small distances, one might even think they could do better – getting there.
Additional reporting by Nora Manthey.
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