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24/04/2020

PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Financial aid for those who have invested or are going to invest in more sustainable means of transport – €3.5 million investment

​​​Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg announced a €3.5 million investment in financial schemes in the form of grants, to incentivise and help those who have invested or are planning to invest in more sustainable means of transport. 

The financial package will be divided into four different schemes – a scheme for the purchasing of sustainable M1 vehicles with an allocation of €1.8 million, a scheme for electric vehicles, including pedelecs and small motorcycles with an allocation of €1.6 million, a scheme for the conversion to LPG/Autogas with an allocation of €100,000, and a scheme incentivising the purchase of wheelchair-accessible passenger transport vehicles.
 
“We want to help all those who made more responsible choices earlier this year, in line with the government’s vision for the transport sector. All those who bought a vehicle eligible for one of the schemes this year, can apply and be given the grant back. In the meantime, the scheme is also open for all those who plan to change their means of transport to a more sustainable one throughout the rest of this year. Last year, we had more than 2,000 applicants benefitting from a similar package,” said Minister Ian Borg.
 
He said that the government’s vision for a sustainable transport sector is holistic, and these schemes can only work together with other initiatives. Among these, Minister Borg mentioned the free public transport scheme for several sectors of society, the investment being made in both road and maritime infrastructure, while also commending a number of sharing and carpooling services operating in the Maltese market.
 
“We are also preparing our infrastructure for multimodality, an element that up to a few years ago was non-existent on our roads. We have a number of pedestrian and cycling bridges which are being implemented and others planned around the country, both in big projects like the Marsa Junction and the Msida Creek Project, as well as on other roads like Aviation Avenue and San Ġorġ Preca Road,” explained the Minister. He referred to the many projects that include pedestrian and cycling facilities like Buqana Road and Tal-Balal Road, while a segregated pedestrian and cycling tack system was introduced to places such as L-Aħħar Ħbit mat-Torok Road, Luqa Road in Santa Luċija and St Thomas Road and Qormi Road in Luqa, and that the same will be done in the Central Link Project. This is ongoing, together with a wide investment in charging points for electric vehicles.
 
“The transport strategy we have for our country is one that not only addresses the challenges we have today, but which is aimed at sustainability and environmentally-friendly progress. We will continue working on appropriate infrastructure, more financial help and better alternative services for our people and all those who visit our country. I encourage the people who are planning to make a change in their means of transport to make sustainable choices and benefit from this financial package we are announcing today together with Transport Malta,” concluded Minister Ian Borg.
 
For more information about the schemes, you can visit https://www.transport.gov.mt/land/transport-schemes-2020-3706​ or call 80072393. For more detailed information about the schemes, you can view the table in the coming pages.


SchemeEligibilityAvailable GrantsSpecific Conditions

 

 

 

Scrappage Schemes

 

Applicants purchasing a sustainable M1 vehicle or an M1 Hybrid while scrapping an older vehicle

€800 for a new M1 Category vehicle

with CO2 emissions between 101 and 130g/km

  • The scrapped vehicle can be of M1 or N1 Category
  • Those who benefitted between 2010

    and 2014 can apply again

€900 or amount equivalent to registration tax paid up to €1,500 for a

new M1 Category vehicle with CO2 emissions up to 100g/km

€2,000 for a new M1 Hybrid Category

vehicle with CO2 emissions between 46 and 65g/km

  €400 for a new pedelec

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Every applicant is eligible for 2 grants given that one includes scrappage.
  • Those who benefitted in past years can apply again.
  €400 for a new
  motorcycle/scooter/moped/quadricycle
  under category L1e, L2e, L3e-A1,
  L3e-A2, L5e, L6e or L7e
  €2,000 for a new cargo pedelec
  €2,000 for an important second-hand
  M1 or N1 Category electric vehicle
  not older than 36 months with not
  more than 15,000km on its odometer
  €6,000 for a new M1 or N1 Category

Scheme

promoting Electromobility

Private Individualselectric vehicle
€7,000 for a new M1 or N1 Category electric vehicle together with the
  scrappage of an M1, M2, N1 or N2
  ICE vehicle aged at least 10 years
  since year of manufacture
  25% of CIF value up to a maximum of
  €6,000 upon the registration of an
  electric quadricycle or motorcycle
  under Categories L6e-B, L7e-B or
  L3e-A. An additional €1,000 are given
  upon scrappage of an M1, M2, N1 or
  N2 Category ICE aged at least 10
  years since year of manufacture
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Councils and Registered NGOs

€400 for every pedelec up to a maximum of 10 pedelecs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Eligible for more than one grant

- Those who benefitted in past years can apply again given they are within STATE AID

regulation limits.

€400 for every electric motorcycle/scooter/moped/quadricycle under Category L1e, L2e, L3e-A1, L3e-A2, L5e, L6e or L7e up to a maximum of 10 vehicles
€2,000 for a new cargo pedelec
€2,000 for a second-hand imported M1, M2, N1 or N2 electric vehicle not older than 36 months and with not more than 15,000km on its odometer
€6,000 for a new M1, M2, N1 or N2 electric vehicle
€7,000 for a new M1 electric vehicle together with the scrappage of An M1, M2, N1 or N2 Category ICE Vehicle aged at least 10 years since year of manufacture
€9,000 for a new N1 electric vehicle together with the scrappage of an M1, M2, N1 or N2 Category ICE Vehicle aged at least 10 years since year of manufacture

€10,000 for a new M2 or N2 electric vehicle together with the scrappage of An M1, M2, N1 or N2 Category ICE

Vehicle aged at least 10 years since year of manufacture

25% of CIF value up to a maximum of

€6,000 upon the registration of an electric quadricycle or motorcycle under Categories L6e-B, L7e-B or L3e-A. An additional €1,000 are given upon scrappage of an M1, M2, N1 or N2 Category ICE vehicle aged at least 10 years since year of manufacture

 

Registered Businesses and Private Companies as stipulated in De Minimis Regulations

€400 for every pedelec up to a maximum of 20 new pedelecs

- Those who benefitted in past years can apply again given they are within STATE AID

regulation limits.

€400 for every new electric scooter under Category L1e up to a maximum of €200,000 (as stipulated by the De Minimis Regulation) to be part of an electric motorcycle fleet
€400 for every electric motorcycle/scooter/moped/quadricycle under Category L1e, L2e, L3e-A1,
  L3e-A2, L5e, L6e or L7e up to a maximum of 20 vehicles 
€2,000 for every new cargo pedelec up to a maximum of 20 units per company
€2,000 for a second-hand imported M1, M2, N1 or N2 electric vehicle not older than 36 months and with not more than 15,000km on its odometer
€6,000 for a new M1, M2, N1 or N2 electric vehicle

€7,000 for a new M1 electric vehicle together with the scrappage of An M1, M2, N1 or N2 Category ICE Vehicle aged at least 10 years since year of

manufacture

€9,000 for a new N1 electric vehicle together with the scrappage of An M1, M2, N1 or N2 Category ICE Vehicle aged at least 10 years since year of manufacture
€10,000 for a new M2 or N2 electric vehicle together with the scrappage of An M1, M2, N1 or N2 Category ICE Vehicle aged at least 10 years since year of manufacture

25% of CIF value up to a maximum of

€6,000 upon the registration of an electric quadricycle or motorcycle under Categories L6e-B, L7e-B or L3e-A. An additional €1,000 are given upon scrappage of an M1, M2, N1 or N2 Category ICE vehicle aged at least 10 years since year of manufacture

 

 

Autogas/LPG Scheme

 

Individuals and Companies including Owners of Taxis and Public Service Garages

 

 

€200 for the conversion of M1 or N1 Category Vehicles to Autogas/LPG

  • A maximum of 10 grants per applicant
  • Those who benefitted in past years can benefit again

    this year.

 

Accessible Vehicles Scheme

Persons with Licence for a Taxi or Licence for Public Service Garages for the Rental of

 

€10,000 upon the registration of a Taxi or Passenger Transport Vehicle which is wheelchair accessible, up to a maximum of €100,000 a year

 
 

Vehicles with Drivers or with an Operator Licence for

Passenger Transport

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