In view of the tripartite agreement of 31 March 2022, the Government has established a new funding scheme to assist in the purchase of zero-emission heavy-goods vehicles (categories N2 and N3). This is a time-limited aid scheme and will be reviewed when the new EU regulations on State aid are transposed into Luxembourg national law.
Aid application forms are available on MyGuichet.lu.
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Any business that has obtained a business permit.
All businesses which meet the general conditions that apply to State aid are entitled to this type of aid.
Zero-emission heavy-goods vehicles (categories N2 and N3) are eligible. Examples include all-electric N2 or N3 vehicles, or ones which run on hydrogen fuel cells.
The costs involved in retrofitting a heavy-goods vehicle with an internal combustion engine to a zero-emission vehicle may also be covered by the scheme.
The N2 and N3 zero-emission vehicles for which the aid is being applied for must comply with the following conditions. They must:
If purchasing an electric vehicle, it must run on 100 % renewable electricity. The businesses in receipt of this aid must ensure this is the case by signing a renewable-electricity supply contract. Alternatively, the business may, directly or through its supplier, purchase guarantees of renewable origin for amounts of electricity consumed by the vehicle.
Eligible businesses may submit only one aid application per year, to be sent in writing to the Minister of the Economy.
All aid applications must be submitted before any work commences – i.e. before any binding commitments are made (e.g. placing of orders/acceptance of quotes).
The aid application for zero-emission heavy-goods vehicles must be filed using an online assistant on MyGuichet.lu (see 'Forms / Online services').
As part of the process, the business must choose:
The person filing the application (the applicants themselves or their representatives) must have a LuxTrust product (e.g. Token, Smartcard or Signing Stick) or an electronic identity card (eID).
The application must be filed before the commencement of the work.
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Two scenarios are possible:
The application for aid must include the following information and documents:
The amount of the aid is calculated based on the eligible project costs.
The intensity is calculated on the basis of the excess cost – i.e. the difference between the cost of buying a zero-emission vehicle and the cost of buying an equivalent internal-combustion vehicle, or the costs of retrofitting to make the vehicle into a zero-emissions vehicle, if applicable.
For each project, the maximum intensity of the aid is:
The total amount of aid received may not exceed EUR 300,000 per group (single economic entity).
In the absence of an offer/quote for an equivalent internal-combustion vehicle, the granting authority will deduct a set amount, which depends on the vehicle in question.
The purchase of zero-emission vehicles does not cover the purchase of second-hand vehicles or leasing of vehicles.
Operating costs and costs involved in complying with legal, regulatory or administrative requirements in force are not eligible.
The eligible costs do not include taxes or other deductions.
The cash subsidy is paid by the Ministry of the Economy after the completion of the project, i.e., when the new vehicle is registered.
The application for payment of the aid must be filed using an online assistant on MyGuichet.lu (see ‘Forms / Online Services’).
The person filing the application (the applicant themselves or their representative) must have a LuxTrust product or an eID card.
The application for payment must be filed before the deadline specified in the decision/agreement.
Applications for aid must include the following information and documents:
Indicative example of the purchase of 3 fully electric 16-tonne trucks (category N3) by a medium-sized enterprise [Group with: Headcount < 250, Annual turnover < EUR 50 million and Annual balance-sheet total < EUR 43 millions]
Sales tax-exclusive list price for a diesel vehicle: EUR 55,000
Sales tax-exclusive list price for a fully electric vehicle: EUR 290,000
Extra cost for a fully electric vehicle compared to its diesel equivalent: EUR 235,000
Applicable maximum intensity of aid (for a medium-sized enterprise): 50 %
Maximum subsidy per vehicle: EUR 117,500
Subsidy for 3 vehicles: EUR 352,500 (exceeds the cap of EUR 300,000 per group)
Applicable maximum subsidy for the group: EUR 300,000
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