In recent years, car sharing has developed rapidly and has won the universal love of car enthusiasts. This method of transportation has many advantages and almost no disadvantages.
This is one of the most popular car sharing service providers in Luxembourg.
The company's fleet includes vehicles from major brands. The choice is represented by vehicles from small city cars to vans. Here you can find Mini Electric, BMW118i, Audi A3 Sportback, Audi A1, Seat Leon ST, Skoda Enyaq and Fiat Talento.
When you use FLEX services, you join a club.
However, it is worth remembering that a tariff package is not always necessary. If you only want to use a car-sharing service once, it is better to look at pay-as-you-use offers.
Drivers can reserve a vehicle using the FLEX mobile app and access it from their smartphone. The app is available in Google Play and the App Store. Register your personal information and upload a photo of your valid driver's license.
A one-time registration fee of 15 euros may apply. Once the account is approved, the driver can directly book and collect the Luxembourg Flex vehicle.
Carloh is another Luxembourg car sharing company supported by the CFL. It also helps the Grand Duchy implement the National Mobility Plan. Carloh operates in a similar way to Flex, but with slightly stricter restrictions.
In addition to registration, new users may be required to attend an orientation session and receive their customer cards, which will serve as keys to access the cars. Also, these cars cannot be driven further than the nearest neighboring countries (France, Germany and Belgium).
Carloh does not offer its users the option of pay-as-you-go payment. That is, the service has a subscription fee, but in addition, the cost of each trip is calculated separately.
The app allows you to rent a car right away and just drive, but keep in mind that you'll need to enter your customer number and PIN to use it. There is a one-time registration fee of 29.74 euros.
This is an international company that is different from the previous two. It is not part of the CFL support program.
The company is present at airports and offers hourly or daily rentals.
Find the nearest available car in Luxembourg directly in the app and book it. Open the car with your smartphone and find the keys in the glove box.
In fact, not only car sharing but also ride sharing is now popular in Luxembourg. These two concepts are very similar and sometimes closely related.
If you like to drive and/or don't want to be dependent on anyone, carpooling is for you. If you want to relax on the road, chat or listen to music, choose a ride share and enjoy the ride.
Once you've chosen a company you like, it's time to register.
You may have to pay a one-time service fee, so be prepared for your first check to be larger.
Once you have access to the fleet, you are ready to go. When looking for a car, keep in mind some interesting features of car sharing in Luxembourg.
- Pick up a car in a special parking lot
Unlike in other countries where you can find a car on the street, in Luxembourg car sharing is provided at specific locations. You can find them using an app.
- You don't need to refuel
Fueling your car or charging your electric car is included in the subscription price.
- Remember deadlines
The maximum period of auto use is limited to 3 days.
Special features of carsharing in Luxembourg
You are always required to return the vehicle to the same location where you picked it up after using the service.
At the end of the trip, the driver is obliged to return the car to the parking lot. If you picked up the car at the parking lot in Kirchberg, you must return it to the same parking lot in Kirchberg.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Who provides car sharing services in Luxembourg
Two Luxembourg-based car sharing companies currently monopolize the market — FLEX and Carloh. Together, they maintain a fleet of cars available at more than 60 drop-off points throughout Luxembourg, including all major city centers and public transportation hubs. There is also Europcar's international car sharing service, Ubeeqo.
Does the machine need to be refueled after use
No, you don't need to fill up your gas tank or charge the battery of your electric car. This is all included in the price of your service subscription.
Can you go to the sea in a car share car
You can, but not all. Some companies limit the maximum rental period, and some cars cannot leave the territory of Luxembourg's immediate neighbors.
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