The Règlement Grand-Ducal of the subsidy programme for the installation of charging stations will be extended from January 2023 until the 31st of December 2024* and will be running concurrently with the subsidy programme for the purchase of e-cars. Future subsidies may also be requested for semi-mobile charging stations while leasing is now also supported. Below is an overview of all adjustments.
Semi-mobile charging stations allow a user to charge their e-car safely at a socket while on the road. This type of installation features specific components that can be detached to serve as a mobile charger. Starting in 2023, government subsidies will also be granted for the purchase of this type of charging device, providing up to € 750 for a normal charging station and up to € 1,200 for an OCPP 1.6-compatible charging station, a system that allows for more efficient management of the entire infrastructure.
So far, it has already been possible to claim the government subsidy for the purchase of e-cars as a means of reducing monthly leasing instalments. Now, this also applies to charging stations, so that the user can benefit from reduced monthly payments thanks to the state subsidies. Contrary to the e-car, the charging station will belong to the user by the end of the contract.
Until now, only private individuals could apply for the subsidy for charging stations. With this amendment, this now extends to include "personnes morales". This means that as of next year, organisations (ASBL), foundations, or non-profit civil societies, such as co-owners' associations, will also be able to benefit from the subsidies for the installation of one or more charging stations.
In case an owner owns several parking spaces in one building, they can accumulate their subsidy applications. In this case, a single subsidy application can be made per residential unit or business premise. If the premises are used professionally an application for financial support for each additional second location can be made (up to a maximum of 15 charging points). For community parking, an additional application can be submitted for every second parking space (up to a maximum of 25 charging points). In this case, the property manager can submit the application.
It will now also be possible to apply for part of the subsidy for preliminary work (e.g., pre-piping/pre-cabling or charging management) amounting to € 450 before the charging station is installed in apartment buildings. This payment will consequently be deducted from the total amount of subsidies for the charging station.
* subject to the finalisation of regulatory and legislative procedures and with retroactive effect to 1 January 2023