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1st electric vehicle charging terminal for south Lux
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1st electric vehicle charging terminal for south Lux

14.03.2012 From our online archive
Just behind the town hall in the Belvaux the town’s alderman officially opened the first electric charging terminal in the south of the country, for cars, bikes and electric scooters.

(ADW) Sanem commune showed it’s serious about electric transport on Tuesday evening. Just behind the town hall in the Belvaux (part of Sanem commune) the town’s alderman officially opened the first electric charging terminal in the south of the country, for cars, bikes and electric scooters. Just 1 of many others planned, soon to spring up in the area as part of a network.

"This is a historic moment! It is a big step in the right direction that should be normal for humans to maintain our planet," commented George Engel, the Mayor of Sanem by opening the first public terminal in the South equipped to recharge all types of electric vehicles.

Installed at Belvaux’s “maison communale” car park, it is capable of charging two batteries simultaneously and "free for one year," said Myriam Cecchetti, the commune’s alderman, indicating that the electricity is 100% green, as it is in the entire Commune.

Providing users hold an e-card available in town hall, they can benefit from access to the terminal for a year.

Claude Zandona from Technolia, the company that developed and installed the station, explained that the terminal is smart because "it is protected and safe as when there is an abnormality, charging automatically stops and it is interactive because as it communicates with the user. This helps those anxious users who are not sure how to use it”.

To use the terminal, an electronic card is required to open a hatch providing access to the outlet socket. This card is available at the Commune’s town hall reception desk.

A network of electronic terminals will appear in the south of the country. "Dudelange will soon inaugurate a terminal, then Bettembourg and supermarkets," said Jos Mathieu, head of ecological services in Sanem, who is already looking further into the future.