Government Grants

1. Renewal of Scrappage Scheme 2017
 
The Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure in conjunction with the Authority for Transport in Malta (Transport Malta) is once again offering a number of incentives in the forms of financial grants to private individuals, Local Councils, the Business Community and registered Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) for the purchase of Battery Electric Vehicles to incentivise the purchase of electric Category M1 and N1 vehicles and electric quadricycles whilst at the same time reducing the number of old motor vehicles from the road.

The scheme (subject to various conditions) is as follows:

(i)     For private individuals, the grant will amount to:

a)   €8,000 to private individuals registering a new electric Category M1 or N1 vehicle and de-registering           another Category M1 or N1 vehicle which is at least 10 years old from year of manufacture;

b)   €5,000 to private individuals registering a new or used electric Category M1 or N1 vehicle;

c)    €2,000 to private individuals registering a new or used electric quadricycle.

(ii)    For Local Councils, Non-Government Organisations, the grant will amount to:

a)   €8,000 to Local Councils and NGOs registering a new electric Category M1 or N1 vehicle and de-                 registering another Category M1 or N1 vehicle which is at least 10 years old from year of manufacture;

b)   €5,000 to Local Councils and NGOs registering a new or used electric Category M1 or N1 vehicle;

c)   €2,000 to Local Councils and NGOs registering a new or used electric quadricycle.

(iii)   For the business community, an amount of grant as stipulated in the De Minimis Rule (i.e. a maximum of                 €200,000 in de minimis aid per single undertaking over a period of three consecutive fiscal years), and the             grant can be availed with a mix and match of vehicles as follows :

a)   €8,000 to businesses registering a new electric Category M1 or N1 vehicle and de-registering another           Category M1 or N1 vehicle which is at least 10 years old from year of manufacture;

b)   €5,000 to businesses registering a new or used electric Category M1 or N1 vehicle;

c)    €2,000 to businesses registering a new or used electric quadricycle. 
 

Companies, self‐employed persons and NGOs that carry out an economic activity applying for these grants should make sure that they are within the limits of State Aid and will have to submit the relevant State Aid Forms. 

The scheme is deemed to have come into effect on the 1st January, 2017 and is on a first come first serve basis. The scheme shall remain open until the 31st December 2017 or until the allocated budget is exhausted. 


Applications for the above schemes are available from the Vehicle Licensing Unit, A3 Towers, Paola or online from www.transport.gov.mt/land-transport​The Government Notice relating to this scheme is available on the Government Gazette of the 17th of January 2017​.

2. Conversion to Autogas/LPG

This is another environment friendly budget measure aimed at reducing the amount of emissions generated from road traffic. Subject to various conditions, the grant amounts to €200 which will be given upon the conversion to autogas/LPG of a Category M1 vehicle, (a passenger vehicle with a seating capacity of up to eight passengers and the driver) or a Category N1 vehicle, (a vehicle designed and constructed for the carriage of goods and having a maximum mass not exceeding 3.5 tonnes).

Applications are processed on a first come first serve basis. Persons who have converted their vehicle to autogas in 2015 may still apply for the scheme. Applications for the above scheme are available from the Vehicle Licensing Unit, A3 Towers, in Paola and online from www.transport.gov.mt/land-transport.​ The Government Notice relating to this scheme is available on the Government Gazette of 17 January 2017.

3. Grant Scheme on the Purchase of New Environment Friendly Vehicles 

Transport Malta will be receiving applications for the New Grant Scheme on the Purchase of New Environment-Friendly Vehicles. Subject to various conditions, the grant is as follows;


a) €900 will be given to persons registering a new Category M1 vehicle with CO2 emission levels up to             100g/km;

b) €700 will be given to persons registering a new Category M1 vehicle with CO2 emission levels                       between 101 and 130g/km;

c) €3,000 will be given to persons registering a new Category M1 Plug in Hybrid vehicle with CO₂                     emissions 1-50 g/km;

d) €2,000 will be given to persons registering a new category M1 Hybrid Vehicle with CO₂ emissions                 between 51-65 g/km;

The grant shall be given upon the purchase of a new Category M1 vehicle or an M1 Plug in Hybrid that qualifies for the grant scheme whilst at the same time de-registering a vehicle in the same category. Every eligible person shall be entitled to only one grant under this scheme. 

Application forms for such schemes can be collected from the Vehicle Licensing Unit within Transport Malta, A3 Towers, Paola or from:  http://www.transport.gov.mt/land-transportThe Government Notice relating to this scheme is available on the Government Gazette of 17th January 2017.

4. Government Grant on the Purchase and Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Pillars for the Business Community and NGO

This is a scheme that the Government, in conjunction with Transport Malta, is relaunching to incentivise the Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Pillars for Companies and NGOs.

 
The budgeted amount for thisgrant will amount to a maximum of €20,000, subject to various conditions as indicated in the Government Notice. Every eligible entity can install more than one charging pillar but shall be entitled to only one ‘total’ grant under this scheme which will be inclusive for up to a maximum of five (5) charging pillars.
  
Companies, self-employed persons and NGOs that carry out an economic activity applying for these grants should make sure that they are within the limits of State Aid and will have to submit the relevant State Aid Forms. 
 
5. Government Grant for the Upgrading of New Plug-in Electric Vehicle Importers’ Service Centres and Staff Training
 
This is another scheme that the Government will be relaunching to incentivise the Upgrading of Electric Vehicle Service Garages established within new plug-in EV Car Importers.
 
The budgeted amount for this grant is set at €20,000, and there will be terms and conditions that are to be adhered to, which will be indicated in the Government Gazette.

Companies / Car Importers should make sure that they are within the limits of State Aid and will have to submit the relevant State Aid Forms.

For further information kindly contact Transport Malta Offices on Free Phone +356 80072393, by email on info.tm@transport.gov.mt  or online through the servizz.gov website.

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