L-R: Dutch Ambassador to Luxembourg, Han-Maurits Schaapveld; German Ambassador to Luxembourg, Dr. Heinrich Kreft; Credit: © Ingo Zwank / Lëtzebuerger Journal

The Dutch Ambassador to Luxembourg, Han-Maurits Schaapveld, and the German ambassador to Luxembourg, Dr. Heinrich Kreft, recently made a statement in favour of sustainability and e-mobility by carpooling with an electric car.

The two ambassadors took this opportunity to emphasise their support for the increasing number of electric vehicles on the streets of Luxembourg. They share the belief that the future belongs to e-cars, e-bikes and e-scooters which are becoming ever more "smart" and affordable, while sustainably relieving the climate and improving the health of residents.

Indeed, Luxembourg is a pioneer in Europe in terms of e-mobility, along with the necessary charging station infrastructure. Germany and the Netherlands now also have extensive e-mobility promotion programmes, such as tax reductions on e-cars.

To top up the German Embassy’s BMW i3, the two ambassadors travelled together to the residence of Ambassador Schaapveld in Weimershof. Although the German Embassy has an e-car, it does not yet possess a charging station. So far, overnight charging on the regular power grid has been sufficient.

The Dutch and German Ambassadors have expressed hope that more will follow their initiative and "carpool" their way to a sustainable future.