February 1, 2024

Which electric car to choose in 2024?

In 2023, nearly one in four cars registered in Luxembourg was electric, not counting plug-in hybrids. From Dacia and Ferrari to Suzuki and Volvo, all manufacturers are involved in electric vehicles. So, at the same range level, manufacturers now have to set themselves apart on aspects other than power or engine reliability, both of which are excellent in electric vehicles. The new selection criteria are load capacity and speed. We help you decide how to choose an electric car in 2024.

Femme appuyée sur sa voiture électrique en train de charger

Range from 180 to +800km

Is 300 km not much? Are the 540 km announced achievable? Do I have to charge the car every day? It seems that driving electric makes you pragmatic, because the first questions asked relate to range. These questions are prompted by the fear of limiting the scope of our journeys and by our distrust of commercial advertising.

In 2024, you can already expect to drive more than 800 km between charges with a model like the Lucid Air, a new competitor to the Tesla Model S, which has a range of just over 600 km. That said, these values can be reduced by 25% if you mainly drive on the motorway.

As for city cars, the Peugeot e-208, the Dacia Spring, the Renault Zoe and the Fiat 500e offer WLTP ranges of between 180 and 350 km*. Is that enough? On the face of it, yes. In general, you soon realise that journeys of more than 150 km are rarer than you thought. And recharging becomes a habit you quickly get used to.

If you want more realistic values, depending on driving conditions, we recommend you use the car range simulator:

* In Europe, the range of electric vehicles – like other vehicles – is determined by the WLTP homologation cycle, which is stricter than in the rest of the world. That’s why a car promising a range of 900 km in the USA or China will only claim a range of 650 km here.

Prices from €20,000

Mass-market manufacturers such as Volkswagen, Renault and Citroën are all working to make their electric ranges more widely available. There are already around ten models under €30,000, and the range is set to grow with each passing month.

The cheapest at the beginning of 2024 is the entry-level Dacia Spring, with a starting price of around €20,000. The Citroën e-C3 arrives on the Luxembourg market in early February and will take second place on the podium with a price of around €23,000.

Generally speaking, the average price of an electric car is around €40,000. But as you will read below, Luxembourg will help you out with up to €8,000.

Insurance adapted to electric vehicles

Like all other cars, electric models are subject to compulsory third-party liability insurance. This insurance compensates third parties in the event of an accident. In this respect, nothing changes.

The difference lies in the additional cover that can be adapted to new risks such as cable theft or towing assistance in the event of running out of power.

Foyer motor insurance offers all this cover. Discover mobilé insurance at a glance.

What financial support does Luxembourg offer for the purchase of an electric car in 2024?

Launched in 2022, “Clever fueren” scheme gives access to a premium of up to €8,000 (for full electric cars consuming less than 18kWh/100km). However, you need to hurry, because this financial support could come to an end on 31 March 2024, having already been renewed once.

You will find the details of this premium on the website

Financial support is also available for the installation of home charging stations, covering up to 50% of the price excluding VAT (TVA). This premium is available until 31 December 2024.

Information about this premium can be found on this page.

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