The law of 26 July 2022 on the 'Financial aid scheme to support businesses investing in electric-vehicle charging infrastructure' (Régime d'aides en faveur des entreprises investissant dans des infrastructures de charge pour véhicules électriques) provides that enterprises undertaking projects to install publicly or privately accessible charging infrastructure with a charging capacity of at least 175 kilowatts are eligible for financial aid to support investment in electrical charging points, which is awarded on the basis of a competitive process.
third call for projects
with a maximum budget of EUR 4 million, is open from
15 September to 15 November 2023 for charging infrastructures dedicated to heavy goods vehicles
. Aid application forms are
are offering practical support in implementing the projects. The
for the call for projects can be found
Who is concerned
This aid is intended for companies that have their usual place of business in Luxembourg.
Compliance with the general terms and conditions
Companies must comply with the general terms and conditions that apply to all types of aid for investment in electrical charging points.
The charging infrastructure to which the aid application pertains must satisfy the following criteria. It must:
- be powered:
- fully by renewable electricity, as defined by law;
- if located on public or private property owned by the State or communal authorities: under the terms of renewable electricity purchase agreements as defined by the law and entered into with renewable electricity producers;
- remain operational for at least 5 years from the time it is brought into service;
- not be intended for resale or rental, with the exception of lease agreements that provide for the lessee to purchase the infrastructure at the end of the agreement;
- offer reasonable prices, which are easily and clearly comparable and transparent for the end users;
- be non-discriminatory in terms of access conditions and the prices charged to mobility service providers. The prices charged to end users and mobility service providers may only differ in a proportionate manner, and on the basis of an objective justification;
- if located on public or private property owned by the State or communal authorities: be incorporated in the common central system provided for by law;
- provide for recharging on a pay-per-use basis. For direct-current (DC) charging terminals, pay-per-use must be possible via a credit card reader;
- clearly display the price of a charge with the pay-per-use system;
- ensure that the unavailability rate of charging points does not exceed 5 % and, for charging infrastructure with 4 or more charging points, that the unavailability for the entire charging infrastructure does not exceed 1.5 %;
- consist of connected charging points;
- share static and dynamic data about the charging point through the national access point. The means by which such data are shared may be determined by Grand Ducal regulation by the Minister for Transport;
- are located in a parking area accessible to heavy goods vehicles (categories N2, N3, M2, M3 and T);
- if they are intended for private charging: the applicant business must provide a declaration detailing the current and planned number of heavy goods electric vehicles in its fleet. Where applicable, it must provide a list of heavy goods vehicles belonging to third parties that might use the infrastructure intended for private charging as part of the applicant company's economic activity.
The charging capacity of the project may not be less than 175 kilowatts.
Competition and project selection
Projects will be selected:
- within the limitations of the budget of the call for projects;
- on the basis of the lowest amount of aid per newly installed charging capacity created through the project.
Only one company may be chosen per land registry plot.
No more than 90 % of the projects submitted in response to the call for projects may be selected. If the number of projects submitted is less than 10, at least 1 project will be rejected.
Budget for the call for projects: EUR 400,000
Reminder: the maximum budget for the call for projects is published in advance and may under no circumstances exceed EUR 7 million.
Subsidy applied for: absolute value (EUR)
Subsidy applied for: intensity (EUR/kW)
Subsidy applied for: weighted intensity (EUR/kW)
= 90,000 / 1,500 = 60
= 300,000 / 1,500 = 200
= 100,000 / 2,000 = 50
= 180,000 / 1,000 = 180
= 120,000 / 1,000 = 120
Projects 3, 1, and 5: EUR 100,000 + EUR 90,000 + EUR 120,000 = EUR 310.000
Reminder: No more than 90 % of the projects can be selected.
The charging infrastructure must be brought into service within 12 months of the granting of the aid. If it is impossible to comply with this time limit, for duly justified reasons beyond the company's control, more time may be granted upon written request to the ministers.
third call for projects, with a maximum budget of EUR 4 million, is open from
15 September until 15 November 2023.
Please note that a fourth call for charging infrastructure projects, which will be announced at the end of 2023, will again cover all types of electric vehicles.
How to proceed
Filing an application
The application for aid for investment in electrical charging points must be filed using the online assistant made available on MyGuichet.lu.
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.
How to create a business eSpace on MyGuichet.lu
Two scenarios are possible:
- The person filing the application is a new user on MyGuichet.lu and does not yet have a business eSpace:
Creating the eSpace involves 2 steps:
- Registering the user;
- Creating the business eSpace.
A tutorial in the form of a video or a PDF document is available to guide you.
- The person filing the application is a MyGuichet.lu user and already has a private eSpace: they will need to set up a new business eSpace.
A tutorial in the form of a video or a PDF document is available to guide you.
You can consult the help section on MyGuichet.lu.
The application for aid must include the following information and documents:
- the name and size of the company;
- the company's organisational chart;
- the annual accounts for the most recently closed financial year (those of the applicant company and those of any of its partners or affiliates);
- a bank account identification document;
- a Joint Social Security Centre (CCSS) certificate (number of employees);
- a copy of the company's operating permit;
- the dates on which the work will commence and the charging infrastructure brought into service;
- where the charging points are concerned:
- the number thereof, their nominal power and their charging capacity;
- whether or not they operate using a smart charging system;
- when the project involves increasing the charging capacity of existing charging infrastructure, the number and nominal power of the existing charging points, and the charging capacity of the existing charging infrastructure;
- a list of the eligible costs;
- the amount and intensity of financial aid required to complete the project;
- the GPS coordinates and, where applicable, the number of the land registry plot where the charging infrastructures are located;
- in the case of a lease agreement, the name of the lessor and the power of attorney authorising them to apply for the aid and receive payment on the lessee's behalf;
- when the applicant business does not own the land: an agreement in principle, conditional upon the granting of the aid, whereby the owner grants the applicant the use of the property to operate charging infrastructure;
- proof that the charging infrastructure is accessible for heavy goods vehicles: by showing the planned location of the charging infrastructure and graphically illustrating accessibility for heavy goods vehicles;
- if the infrastructures are intended for private charging: the applicant business must provide a declaration detailing the current and planned number of heavy goods electric vehicles in its fleet. Where applicable, it must provide a list of heavy goods vehicles belonging to third parties that might use the infrastructure intended for private charging as part of the applicant company's economic activity;
- any other relevant information which would help the ministers in charge to assess the qualities or the specific features of the project and its incentive effect.
Companies that have existed for less than 3 years must provide a business plan.
The same company may submit several projects in response to each call for projects.
Maximum amount of financial aid
The amount of the aid is calculated based on the eligible project costs.
For each project, the maximum intensity of the aid may not exceed:
- 70 % for publicly accessible charging infrastructures, whose charging points are physically accessible:
- 24 hours a day;
- 7 days a week;
- 12 months of the year;
- 70 % for publicly accessible charging infrastructures, whose charging points are physically accessible at least:
- 10 hours a day;
- 5 days a week;
- 12 months of the year;
- 70 % for private charging infrastructures.
The maximum amount of aid granted to a single company under the same call for projects is 40 % of the budget allocated to the call for projects.
The budget for each call for projects may not exceed EUR 7 million.
Investments to be made
The investments made as part of a project to install charging infrastructure, or to increase the charging capacity of an existing charging infrastructure, include:
- charging point(s);
- connection to the electrical grid (storage facilities are eligible when they help reduce the need for the charging points to draw upon the electrical grid);
- a shared smart charging management system;
- data transmission devices;
- inspection of the charging points;
- a payment system;
- site signage;
- associated civil engineering work.
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.
Payment of the aid
The capital subsidy is paid by the Ministry of the Economy and the Ministry of Energy once the project is completed.
The application for payment of the aid is to be submitted using the online assistant available on MyGuichet.lu. This can be done in 2 different ways:
- by providing a detailed breakdown of costs, where each individual cost item is reported: to be used when submitting up to 10 invoices; or
- by providing a summary statement of costs, where the total for each type of cost is reported: to be used when submitting more than 10 invoices.
Details of the documents to be provided for both cost reporting options can be found under 'Documents to enclose with the MyGuichet.lu application for payment' (Pièces à joindre à la démarche en ligne MyGuichet.lu de demande de paiement) (see 'Forms / Online services').
The person filing the application for payment (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 for payment must be filed before the deadline specified in the decision/agreement.
Forms / Online services
Appel à projets pour les bornes de charge destinées aux véhicules utilitaires lourds
Démarche de demande de paiement
List of attachments to be provided depending of the type of aid requested
Catalogue des pièces jointes à fournir en fonction de l'aide demandée
Katalog der Anlagen, die je nach Art der beantragten Beihilfe einzureichen sind
Pièces à joindre à la démarche en ligne MyGuichet.lu
Who to contact