Soft mobility and non-polluting transport

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Soft mobility, eco-mobility, sustainable mobility... Behind these terms lie modes of transport that are less polluting for the planet and more eco-responsible. Whether it's hybrid or electric vehicles, cycling or other non-polluting means of transport, where does Luxembourg stand on this subject? What measures are in place to support the ecological transition in Luxembourg's transport sector?

Are you planning to move to Luxembourg or have you just arrived? You'll be able to see for yourself just how much Luxembourg values soft mobility. So why not try your hand at sustainable mobility, especially when the measures in place are so attractive? Find out more here.

Eco-responsible public transport in Luxembourg

A challenge for regional development

With an ever-increasing population due to the large number of expatriates and cross-border commuters, transport in Luxembourg is at the heart of the political debate. The challenge is not only to plan the territory to facilitate travel for residents and visitors, but above all to develop more environmentally-friendly transport.

Free public transport

Free public transport in Luxembourg makes a major contribution to more responsible travel behavior within the country. Residents largely favor this mode of transport when they can.

Development of electric buses and trains

Since 2007, all CFL passenger trains have been powered by electricity from renewable sources. They now run with zero CO2 emissions.

For its part, the City of Luxembourg is investing heavily in electric buses. The aim is to rapidly achieve a 30% electric bus fleet.

New lines on the streetcar network

The tramway and the Mobility Plan 2035 encourage sustainable travel by developing the tramway public transport network. Today, the tramway carries almost 80,000 passengers a day between LuxExpo and Bonnevoie.

Thermal vehicles to be phased out in Luxembourg and the EU

Today, Luxembourg is increasingly adopting an eco-responsible approach, with a growing number of electric and hybrid vehicles.
As in the rest of the European Union, all new cars (excluding rare vehicles) will be compulsorily electric from 2035.

Government incentives for electric vehicles

In the meantime, Luxembourg is implementing measures to promote electric transport, with electric incentives for individual vehicles.

Electricity incentives stepped up

As part of the drive towards sustainable mobility, the government is offering grants of between 500 and 5,000 euros for the purchase of an electric or hybrid vehicle. Under certain conditions, this bonus can be as much as 8,000 euros.

Citizens with a car rental or leasing contract can also take advantage of incentives for the purchase of an electric vehicle.

Buy an electric vehicle in Luxembourg with the "Clever fueren" bonus

The "Clever fueren" government subsidy, paid in the form of a premium, benefits purchasers of new electric vehicles. The aim is to promote more eco-responsible mobility in Luxembourg. Regularly renewed, this bonus demonstrates the Luxembourg government's determination to continue promoting ever more sustainable mobility.

At a time when fuel prices are skyrocketing in Luxembourg and elsewhere, residents have been very enthusiastic about this financial aid. Almost 43 million euros have already been paid out under the "Clever fueren" measure. 60% have gone to buyers of electric cars. The bonus also benefits buyers of new bicycles!

Any individual or legal entity can benefit, provided the vehicle purchased is registered in Luxembourg. The scheme also applies to owners of leased vehicles. The only condition is that the finance company owning the vehicle must waive the premium.

Electricity bonus of up to 8,000 euros in Luxembourg

This grant of up to 8,000 euros is for the purchase of a new electric vehicle:

  • a 100% electric car or van, not exceeding 18 kwh per 100 km,
  • an electric car, not exceeding 20 kWh per 100 km, with maximum propulsion power less than or equal to 150 kilowatts,
  • a pure electric car for large families, with 7 to 9 seats
  • a pure electric van
  • or a hydrogen fuel cell car.

The vehicle must be put on the road before the end of 2024, and you must commit to keeping the electric vehicle for a minimum of 12 months.

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Up to 1,000 euros for a 100% electric two- or four-wheel vehicle

Purchasers of 100% electric motorcycles, scooters and other quadricycles can benefit from a bonus of up to 1,000 euros (50% of the purchase price, excluding VAT).

Bonus of up to 600 euros for the purchase of a bicycle

The purchase of a bicycle or electric bike can also give rise to a bonus of up to 600 euros.

Charging stations for electric vehicles in Luxembourg

Development of Chargy and SuperChargy networks for electric vehicles

To support the development of electric cars, Luxembourg is equipping itself with an extensive network of charging stations, including on freeways.

To date, more than 700 Chargy and SuperChargy charging stations for electric vehicles are in service in the country. The aim is to reach a network of 1,600 sites, whatever the type of electric vehicle.

Every municipality in Luxembourg is now equipped with Chargy public charging stations to promote electromobility. Parking lots, including the free P+R parking lots, are also equipped with electric charging points for vehicles.

After signing a contract with a charging service provider, users have access to the charging stations via the Chargy card and the website. They can then pay at the kiosks using a Chargy mKaart multifunctional smart card or a bank card.

The website offers various services, including locating and/or reserving charging stations.

Private charging stations for electric vehicles in Luxembourg

People wishing to equip their homes with a private charging station can also benefit from a financial incentive of up to 50% of the investment.

To benefit, they must apply no later than 12 months after the last invoice issued in connection with the investment. To find out more, visit

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Think about the planet: cycle to work in Luxembourg

Bike sharing

More and more Luxembourg cities are making self-service bicycles available on the "bike-sharing" principle. Users can borrow bicycles to make urban journeys in complete freedom. For a fee, the user borrows the bike from a designated station. They can then return it to another station at their convenience.

Bike-sharing in Luxembourg City with Vél'oh

In Luxembourg City, Vél' oh offers self-service bicycles 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This enables users to get around the capital easily and flexibly. Vél'oh stations are located all over the city, close to shopping areas, high-traffic areas and public transport zones. Today, over 1,000 bicycles await users at more than a hundred bike stations located throughout Luxembourg City and the surrounding communes.

The Vel'oh bike-sharing system works exclusively on a subscription basis. For short periods up to one week, users can take out a subscription directly at the Vél'oh terminal. For long-term subscriptions, you'll need to register in advance online on the Vel'oh website, with a deposit and direct debit from your bank account.

The first half-hour of each trip is free. After the first 30 minutes, the service becomes chargeable by the hour (€1/hour and €5 maximum per day).

Véloh stations are now equipped with electric bikes. This makes Luxembourg City the 1st European city to be equipped with electric bicycles. This is particularly appreciated on the climbs up from Pfaffenthal or Grund.

In 2021, more than 800,000 Vel'Oh rentals took place. This is equivalent to a 400% increase since the service was introduced in 2018. Nearly 21,000 long-term subscribers were using Vel'oh for their daily commute in February 2022.

Bike rental at Vélo en ville

If you'd like to rent bicycles of different types and sizes, head to Vélo en ville in the Grund district. Bikes can be rented by the day, weekend or week. Groups of 4 or more, children and young people under 26, are entitled to a 20% discount on the rental price.

More and more Luxembourg cities are equipping themselves with bike-on-demand services. You'll find all the information you need on the Luxembourg transport portal.

Mbox, secure bike parking with mKaart

MBox offers secure spaces to protect bicycles from vandalism. You'll find "Mbox" bike cages near many of Luxembourg's train stations.

Users can access these bike parks with the mKaart transport card. Like a credit card, the mKaart can be used to load tickets electronically, valid throughout Luxembourg's public transport network.

The mKaart also provides access to public download points for electric cars.

Over 650 km of cycle paths in Luxembourg

Today, 660 kilometers of cycle paths criss-cross Luxembourg's national territory . Consult the geoportal to find the cycle paths ideal for a bucolic tour of Luxembourg.

Local authorities are increasingly committed to improving cycle paths in their urban areas.

Priority bicycles on certain streets in Luxembourg's capital city

Certain streets in the capital now have priority for bicycles. Formally identified by road markings and signs, these streets give priority to cyclists. Cyclists can use the full width of the lane. Motorists must be patient and may not overtake bicycles.
These cycling zones are located in the Bonnevoie, Gare, Belair, Pfaffenthal and Pülvermühl districts. We're confident that these bicycle-priority routes will soon be extended to promote and facilitate bicycle travel in urban areas.

These roads are increasingly equipped with special features to promote bicycle safety. There are continuous or through sidewalks at junctions for greater comfort. Special traffic lights are dedicated to bicycles. These cycle lanes are limited to 30 km/h and cyclists cannot be overtaken. These streets are identified by a wide colored stripe.

Rules of the road for cyclists in Luxembourg

In Luxembourg, bicycle helmets are compulsory for children under 12. A word of advice: remember to wear a helmet even if you're over 12, and make sure you fasten it properly! Did you know? Wearing a helmet reduces the risk of head injury by 75% and brain damage by 85%.

The use of headphones (MP3, cell phones, etc.) is forbidden when cycling.

Cycling on the sidewalk is permitted for children up to the age of 12. They may also be accompanied by an adult.

The sign with the bicycle symbol accompanied by "Except Frei" indicates the possibility of using one-way roads or the bus lane.

Finally, check that your bike is equipped as required by law. It must be equipped with a bell, 2 brakes, front and rear, a yellow or white light at the front, a red reflector and a red light at the rear, reflectors on the wheels (2 per wheel) and on the pedals.
Between dusk and dawn, and during the day in poor visibility conditions, lighting your bike is compulsory.

In addition, cars must maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters when overtaking a bicycle. Do you know the driving rules for cars?

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