Government Grants

Government Grants

1. Renewal of Scrappage Scheme 2018
Transport Malta in conjunction with the Ministry of transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects has released two schemes to incentivise the acquiring of electric vehicles both for personal and commercial use. The Electric vehicle grant targets individuals who wish to purchase an electric vehicle while the garage scheme will support importers in the upgrading of their garages for EV use.

Subject to various conditions, the grant is split in three groupings and in addition to them being applicable to private individuals it now has been extended to cover registered NGOs, Local councils and the business community which can be viewed in the scheme itself. 

The maximum amount that can be given to registered private companies is a total grant of up to €200,000 on the purchasing and registration of BEV, this amount will only be given in accordance to state aid regulations. For private companies, NGO’s and Local Councils, the maximum grant allowed for the purchase of Pedelec and the purchase and registration of Electric Motor Cycles, Bikes and Scooters is up to a total of ten units and a maximum of €4,000.

The General Public, Local Councils, NGOs and Private Companies are reminded that no Registration Tax will be charged on these vehicles while as from first date of registration, no annual licence will be paid for a period of 5 years. These measures apply to both new used battery electric vehicles.

A grant of €7,000 will be given to those registering a new BEV while de-registering and scrapping   another internal combustion engine propelled vehicle which is at least 10 years old from the year of its manufacture;
A grant of €6,000 will be given to those registering a new BEV without the option to de-register and scrap another internal combustion engine propelled vehicle.
A grant of €4,000 for the purchase and registration of an imported second hand BEV which should not exceed 15,000 km on the odometer and would not be more than 36 months old.
In addition, a grant of €2,500 is also on offer to those registering a new or used electric quadricycle;
A grant of €400 for the purchase of a new Pedelec, electric motorcycle/moped/tricycle falling under the L1e, L2e, L3e or L5e category.

A grant of up to €25,000 will be made available to new BEV importers if a new BEV model is made available on the national market. Vehicle lease operators who commit themselves to have a minimum of 10 BEVs, PHEVs and Range Extender Electric Vehicles as indicated in the BEV grant definitions of BEV, registered on their company as part of the leasing fleet can also benefit from the scheme. Applications will be handled on a first come first served basis.

For More Information​ and to apply click here.

2. Garage Scheme 

The garage scheme will help the eligible beneficiaries to upgrade the garages which require a minimum of 10 cars as part of their fleet, staff training and re-training can also be integrated. The maximum amount given to each applicant will be €25,000. The scheme starts on the 1st of January 2018 with applications closing on 31st December 2018 or once the funds are exhausted. The refunds will be disbursed up till the 31st December 2018. Links with conditions that must be followed can be found below.

For More Information​ and to apply click here.​