2nd Grant Extension on Electric Environment Friendly Vehicles 2017

2nd Grant Extension on Electric Environment Friendly Vehicles 2017

Second Extension - Grant Schemes on electric Environment Friendly Vehicles

Government Extends for a second time the Grant Scheme on the Purchase of Electric Vehicles to promote Electromobility for Individuals, Local Councils, Registered NGOs and Private Companies

Transport Malta in conjunction with the Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, is for the second time extending the grant scheme on environment friendly vehicles with another €150,000. A total of €450,000 will be granted. The scheme aims at reducing emissions generated from road traffic and thus improving the air quality levels by reducing the number of old motor vehicles from our roads, by promoting the purchase of Battery Electric Vehicles and Battery Electric Quadricycles.

Between January and October 2017, all the applications submitted for the grant were accommodated to the extent that 54 additional electric vehicles were registered on Maltese Roads.

The grant is applicable to Private Car Owners, Registered NGOs, Business Community and also to the Local Councils.

The scheme, subject to various conditions is as follows:

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

a)      €5,000 when registering a new or used electric Category M1 or N1 vehicle without scrapping an older vehicle;

b)      €8,000 when 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;

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

For used electric vehicles, the grant is only applicable for Battery Electric Vehicles of not more than 24 months old from date of first registration and not more than 12,000 km on the odometer.

Applications will be handled on a first come first serve basis. Companies which have already benefited from the last scheme with respect to electric vehicles are eligible to benefit again from this scheme as long as they are in line with state aid regulations.

Application forms for such schemes can be collected from the Vehicle Licensing Unit within Transport Malta, A3 Towers, Raħal Ġdid or from http://www.transport.gov.mt/land-transport