We propose you here 2 ways to move by car in Luxembourg, but in a more convivial, less expensive and especially more eco-responsible way. Carpooling and car-sharing are developing more and more in Luxembourg. So, car-pooling or car-sharing? We tell you more.
The concept of carpooling? Share the journey and the costs with other people, going in the same direction as you, or even to the same destination.
Carpooling is a rapidly growing mode of travel in Luxembourg. Little used a few years ago, carpooling is now gaining more and more followers, especially among border workers. All the more so at a time when gas prices are soaring!
The advantages of carpooling? First of all, you limit individually the costs of gasoline and parking . Another advantage is that you have a more pleasant time, especially in traffic jams. This can be a great way to meet other people and build a professional network.
In addition, you help the ecology of our planet! So why deprive yourself when it is possible?
In fact, several carpooling sites have been developed in Luxembourg. They are now registering more and more users, and therefore more itineraries proposed.
Would you like to test this mode of transportation? It’s easy, several carpooling websites exist. Just check the carpooling websites to see if there are any routes that match your choice of destination.
CoPilote, carpooling portal launched by the government
Since May 2018, a new carpooling offer is available in Luxembourg: CoPilote.lu, accessible from the Klaxit app . Supported by the public authorities, this carpooling portal aims to develop home-work trips.
By launching this carpooling portal, the government clearly aims to increase the rate of vehicle occupancy. A Luxmobil study conducted in 2017 found a vehicle fill rate of 1.2 people. This would leave about 250,000 seats free to circulate in the Luxembourg capital every day. With a reduction in pollution and traffic jams, the principle is a winner.
The Ministry also encourages companies to encourage carpooling by providing carpool parking spaces. As part of the launch of the project, companies were also asked to reimburse the costs of carpooling (2 euros per trip for up to 2 trips per day).
How does copilote.lu work? Simply download the Klaxit app, the most downloaded carpooling platform in Europe for commuting. Registration is free. The driver indicates the route taken, the time and the price (10 cents per kilometer maximum). Passengers then reserve their seats by paying online. This dynamic portal offers the possibility for the driver and the user to geolocate themselves. The 2 parties can also rate each other.
Other carpooling sites for your home-work trips
- Pendlerportal.de is the free carpooling platform of the Verkéiersverbond (transport community). The site is offered in German.
- mobilithi.fr is a website created by the city of Thionville in France
- mobicoop.fr is a cooperative website without commission on carpooling trips. You just have to publish an ad.
Car sharing or self-service cars
Car-sharing is an alternative way to avoid travelling by bus or train . Today there are several ways of car sharing, you can have a car only when you need it. This limits the pollution and traffic caused by the surplus of cars in the city today.
Flex, car sharing near CFL stations
Flex.luCarsharing is an offer from CFL Mobility, a company wholly owned by the CFL group. CFL Mobility was founded in 2017, is headquartered in Wasserbillig and currently employs 17 people.
The FLEX car-sharing offer consists of 60 stations throughout the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, with more than 110 modern vehicles of various sizes – ranging from the electric BMW Mini to the Seat Leon station wagon and 7 Fiat Talento vans. Thanks to the strategic location of the stations, customers benefit from an innovative solution that combines the advantages of public transport with those of individual transport when needed. The offer is aimed at private customers as well as self-employed people and companies who want a flexible and non-binding mobility solution.
How does FLEX WORK?
The FLEX car-sharing offer is based on a simple idea: you only pay for the time reserved and per kilometer driven, whether for private or professional use.
FLEX is a station-based carsharing model. There are fixed stations where vehicles are available. The cars can be booked 24/7 and can be used by customers according to their needs. All operating costs are included, including fuel, insurance, maintenance, repairs and a wide range of services.
Carloh, the system initiated by the City of Luxembourg
The operation of Carloh.luis very simple. In each Carloh station, several vehicles are available to users. They can take advantage of a community car for a specific period of time. Several dozens of cars are offered, of different categories: Volkswagen Polo, Opel Corsa, Renault Zoe electric, Opel Meriva,… Carloh now has nearly 700 loyal users.
After a short training and information session, every person with a driver’s license can use this service. A good way to enjoy the advantages of a car, without the disadvantages, especially since the prices are very affordable.
To use Carloh, you just have to register on the Carloh website and then reserve your vehicle!
GARD – Assistance, Towing and Repair Group Luxembourg
You will find on the site www.gard.lu all the breakdown / towing companies members of the GARD and concerned about the quality of their service.
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