MNEP Concept


Electromobility represents the concept of using electric powertrain technologies, in-vehicle information, and communication technologies and connected infrastructures to enable the electric propulsion of vehicles and fleets. Powertrain technologies include full electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, as well as hydrogen fuel cell vehicles that convert hydrogen into electricity. Electromobility efforts are motivated by the need to address fuel efficiency and emission requirements, as well as market demands for lower operational costs.

Malta’s objectives might be different from those of France and Germany.These two countries are the prime movers behind electromobility mainly because of their automotive industry. Besides the environmental concerns that these countries have, their respective automotive industry is a major contributor to their national economic stability. For example, the main objective of the German Government is to become a world leader in the provision of this technology. Consequently Malta’s objective is to be a net beneficiary and receiver of this technology. On a per capita basis, it is also in the interest of the automotive industry to facilitate market uptake of this technology in Malta.

Keeping in mind that power generation in Malta is set to become cleaner with the use of natural gas and the completion of the Malta-Italy inter-connector for the purchase of cleaner generated electricity, the environmental benefits for Malta are bound to leap forward.

Coupled with this scenario, Government’s effort to increase the deployment of photovoltaic technology will also contribute to the provision of cleaner transport, when charging of electric vehicles takes place in establishments where PV infrastructure is available and the offset of solar energy production against car charging is taken into consideration.

The launching of the Malta National Electromobility Platform (MNEP) is a cornerstone in the Government’s policy on the electrification of transport.

In a short time span, the Government has come up with a programme which can be implemented in a concrete manner with the participation of all the stakeholders involved. Representation in the MNEP cuts across almost all sectors of the economy. The MNEP is committed to promote a change in culture of how we look at mobility and transportation in general. This ranges from instilling the concept of eco-driving to planning one’s journey from point of departure to point of destination.

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