Inauguration Electric Vehicle Charging point Dutch Residence

Luxembourg, May 17th, 2019 – Committed to support the Electric Mobility in Luxembourg, the Netherlands Embassy in Luxembourg is pleased to inaugurate its Chargy charging point at the residence in cooperation with LeasePlan Luxembourg.

May 21, 2019

The Netherlands has a worldwide leading position when it comes to Electric Mobility. In the last consecutive years, The Netherlands is in the top-3 countries when it comes to newly sold Electric cars. The Netherlands is frontrunner when it comes to availability of public charging infrastructure. This frontrunner position has given Dutch companies and knowledge institutes the opportunity to successfully develop their knowledge and experience. Also on ICT and services supporting Electric Mobility, The Netherlands has developed an active industry.

Stimulating electric transport in the Netherlands contributes to its climate objectives, the energy transition and quality of life in cities. Besides that, Electric Mobility has strengthened the economical position of The Netherlands. In a short time, a strong Electric Mobility sector has developed that benefits both nationally as internationally from its experience and frontrunners position, leading to employment opportunities and further economic growth.

Today Dutch companies increasingly export Electric Mobility knowledge, products and services abroad. A well-developed experience in the home market has proven to be a solid base for this. Currently International partnership programs, support the export of Dutch Electric Mobility. The world of mobility is rapidly evolving. That’s why LeasePlan is committed to taking a leadership role in the transition from internal combustion engines to alternative powertrains. LeasePlan has set itself the ambitious goal of achieving net zero emissions from its total fleet by 2030, supporting the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement and climate-related Sustainable Development Goals. Moreover, LeasePlan is the only automotive company to have joined, as a founding member, the EV100 initiative (The Climate Group) whose priority is to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles and their infrastructure.

In 2018, LeasePlan was proud to introduce its ‘full package’ electric mobility product – now available in 10 countries across Europe, including Luxembourg – to make the transition to electric vehicles (EV) hassle free. The product is underpinned by its partnership with Allego, via which LeasePlan provides its EV customers with access to personal charge points at home, at work and at public charging points. LeasePlan’s EV drivers also receive a charge card giving them access to more than 110,000 charging points across Europe, helping to address driver ‘range anxiety’ – one of the key factors holding back the zero-emission mobility revolution. Driving an electric vehicle is also now a viable option in an increasing number of European countries, as shown in the LeasePlan EV Readiness Index 2019. The recent state announcement of premiums for zero or low-carbon vehicles, also valid for leasing, is sending a strong signal in the transition to electric powertrains.

We feel on a daily basis that the curiosity of previous years is giving way to a real interest with already many orders from companies and individuals. With our presence in all companies and now with Luxembourg residents via our Strategic Partnership with BCEE, our ambition is to support companies and individuals to facilitate the adoption of electric vehicles in order to electrify mobility in the Grand Duchy. In Luxembourg, we are fortunate to have significant public/private proximity with a Government that is very involved in this subject. We must pursue this dynamic through 3 axes: educate, deploy, support.

Joël FernandesCountry Manager, LeasePlan Luxembourg

The Netherlands Embassy in Luxembourg is committed to also support the Electric Mobility in Luxembourg and connect Luxembourg and The Netherlands in this field. Dutch ambassador H.E. Han-Maurits Schaapveld has this spring installed at his home a Chargy charging station to support visitors to come with their electric cars to his residence.

It should also stimulate officials from the Netherlands to come to their meetings in Luxembourg by Electric car, now they also can go fully charged back again. Sustainability often starts at home, the residence is currently installing solar panels and rainwater tanks, to also make the historic residence in Weimershof more sustainable.

S.E. Han-Maurits SchaapveldDutch ambassador

The Embassy was pleased to inaugurate its Charging point at the residence with a small network event in cooperation with LeasePlan Luxembourg. During the event LeasePlan presented the current developments in Electrification of leasing cars and the change in the way we use our cars in work and private life. Tesla presented the new Tesla Model 3 and after the speeches and network event, all electric vehicles left again fully charged home.

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