A Once-Only grant for vehicles registered and licensed for personal use

Transport Malta would like to remind owners who registered a vehicle between 1 January and 31 December 2008, to submit the application form by not later than the 26 April 2019.

From a total of 6,300 eligible applicants, Transport Malta has already received 5,000 applications for the scheme.

As announced during the last Budget, Government will be refunding the equivalent amount of VAT paid on the registration tax (less the one time grant payment in 2014 of either €110 (vehicles) or €55 (motorcycles) to all vehicle owners who were eligible for the scheme that was published during 2014) to vehicle owners who had a vehicle registered between 1January and 31 December 2008. This payment will be issued in one full and final settlement by cheque, which shall be posted to the address indicated on the application form in the coming months.

Transport Malta has notified the eligible applicants in writing.

Vehicle owners who have received the notification by Transport Malta must verify their personal details, sign and return the application form to Transport Malta by not later than the  26 April 2019 to one of the following addresses below:

Grant Scheme                                                                                                

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A3 Towers                                                                                                                 

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Grant Scheme

Ministry for Gozo

Licence Office

Saint Francis Square, Gozo

Documents required with the Application Form:

  1. No additional documentation is required to be submitted if a person is submitting his/her own application. 
  2. In the case of a deceased person, the heir should together with the application form fill in his/her personal details and include a declaration made by a notary public, confirming that he/she is the eligible person to apply for the Scheme.

Vehicle owners who registered a vehicle for private use between 1May 2004 and 31December 2008 and are eligible for the scheme but had not applied for the grant in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 or 2018, may also submit the application form which may be obtained from Transport Malta, until 26April 2019.

This year, 6,300 applications will be processed covering a total of €4.9 million.

Transport Schemes 2019

€2.5 million for more sustainable private transport

Following the success of previous schemes in favour of more sustainable means of transport, €2.5 million have been allocated in this year’s budget, for these six schemes.

The first among these is that known as the scrappage scheme, which this year has an allocation of €1.5 million. New M1 Vehicles or M1 Hybrid Vehicles are eligible for this scheme when de-registering and scrapping a vehicle from the same category. This grant varies from €800 to €2,000. The sum of €800 is given to applicants registering new M1 Category Vehicles with CO2 emissions between 101 and 130g/km while M1 Vehicles with CO2 emissions up to 100g/km are eligible for €900 or the sum equivalent to the amount paid for registration tax for the same vehicle up to a maximum of €1,500. When an applicant is registering an M1 Hybrid Vehicle with CO2 emissions between 40 and 65g/km, they are eligible for a grant up to €2,000

Scrappage Scheme application – Maltese

Scrappage Scheme application – English

Scrappage Scheme Notice – English

Scrappage Scheme Notice – Maltese

Application form to scrap/de-register a vehicle – VEH13

The Government Notice No:120 relating to this scheme was published in the government gazette No: 20,128 dated 29.1.2019 and is available HERE


The second scheme has been allocated €600,000 and is dedicated to electric vehicles. Individuals, Local Councils, registered NGOs and private companies are eligible for this scheme. When one registers a new M1 or N1 electric vehicle while deregistering and scrapping another M1 or N1 Internal Combustion Engine vehicle at least 10 years old from the year of manufacture, they are eligible for a €7,000 grant while when one registers an electric vehicle of the same categories without scrapping another vehicle, they are eligible for up to €6,000. A €2,000 grant is available for applicants registering an imported second-hand M1 or N1 vehicle not older than 36 months and with less than 15,000 kilometres on its odometer. At the same time, when registering a new electric quadricycle or a new electric motorcycle in the category L6e, L7e or L3e-A3, the individual is eligible for €3,500. Under the same scheme, commercial companies are eligible for a maximum of €200,000 should they change their fleet from ICE to Electric Vehicles. Companies who have already benefitted from this scheme are eligible as long as they conform to state aid regulations. Joined to this scheme is an additional allocation of €100,000 dedicated to €400 grants for individuals purchasing a new pedelec or a new electric motorcycle, moped or tricycle under the L1e, L2e, L3e-A1, L3e-A2 or L5e category. 

VEH 51 – Application for such a scheme

De Minimis Application Form_English

The Government Notice relating to this scheme is available HERE

The third scheme, which has an allocation of €50,000 is the one offering a €200 grant when one converts an M1 or N1 vehicle to Autogas or LPG

Application in Maltese

Application in English

Procedure in Maltese

Procedure in English

Notice no.65 relating to this scheme was published in Friday 19th January 2018, Government Gazette No.19937 and is available HERE

The fourth scheme, allocated €100,000, is the one offering a €10,000 grant when one registers a new wheelchair accessible taxi or chauffeur driven vehicle, up to a maximum of €100,000 in one year. The scheme is limited to 5 taxis and 5 chauffeur driven vehicles (with GY and LY number plates) and is only applicable when another ICE vehicle at least 10 years old since its year of manufacture and which has had a valid licence for the past 5 years is deregistered and scrapped. The fifth scheme has been allocated €80,000 and gives a grant up to €25,000 for new car importers who want to upgrade their garage to be able to service electric vehicles while training staff for this new technology.

Applications for the scheme are available from Transport Malta, Road Transport Services Licensing Unit, A3 Towers Triq l –Arkata, Paola, and may be downloaded from the following links:

WAV-A1 Application Form

The grant scheme notice with all applicable conditions may be downloaded from the following links:

Grant Scheme Notice inMaltese

Grant Scheme Notice in English

The contents of this website notice are without prejudice to the content of the actual scheme as published on the Government Gazette.

The Government Notice No.121 relating to this scheme was published in Government Gazette No: 20,128 dated 29.01.2019 and is available HERE

The sixth scheme is a new one and has been allocated €100,000. This scheme applies for the conversion of M2, M3, N2 or N3 vehicles and is applicable for residents of Malta registered as owners of a vehicle which is registered and licenced by Transport Malta in the name of the applicant on the date of conversion and application, and which has been retrofitted with an HDDF system by a competent person. This system must conform to the requirements of UN ECE 142 and has to have been approved by an authority as authorised and conformant to Directive 2007/46/EC as amended. Vehicles with petrol engines are not eligible for the scheme. The grant is of €800 and is given when one upgrades from low Euro Standards emission levels (Euro III or lower) to Euro V. The conversion is to a system called Dual Diesel Fuel (DDF) which uses both diesel and LPG at the same time. 

Grant for electric vehicles extended

The government continues working towards Electromobility – another €0.5 million allocated for the scheme on the Purchase of Electric Vehicles

The Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects announces the extension of the grant scheme on environmentally friendly vehicles by another €0.5 million. The aim of the scheme is to improve air quality levels by reducing old motor vehicles from our roads and by promoting the purchase of battery electric vehicles and battery electric quadricycles.

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Initially, the scheme which was launched earlier on this year through Transport Malta had an allocation of €0.5 million, and between January and July 2018 all applications submitted for the grant were accommodated, to the extent that 98 additional electric vehicles were registered on Maltese roads.

Commenting on this extended benefit, Minister Ian Borg said, “We are committed to deliver a transport sector which befits our country and its people. Our work consists not only of improved infrastructural design and investment in public transportation, but also in incentivising the people of Malta and Gozo to invest in cleaner alternatives for their private transportation needs. We understand that certain circumstances require the use of a private vehicle, but we feel it is our duty as a Government and as a country to ensure that these circumstances have the least negative impact possible on our environment.”

The Minister pointed out that as from this year, the Government has also removed the registration tax for all new and used electric vehicles including motorcycles, battery driven electric mopeds, hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and range extender electric vehicles used by an individual, private and commercial companies, NGOs, local councils and Government departments, while the Annual Circulation Licence fee has been waived off for the first five years for these same vehicles.

The extended scheme is composed of a range of benefits with their own sets of conditions. Should an eligible applicant not scrap another vehicle, they would benefit from €2,500 when registering a new or used Battery Electric quadricycle, €4,000 upon registering an imported second-hand Battery Electric/Plug-in Hybrid M1 and N1 vehicle not older than 36 months, with not more than 15,000 km on the odometer, and €6,000 upon registering a new Battery Electric/Plug-in Hybrid M1 and N1 vehicle. Should eligible parties register a new Battery Electric/Plug-in Hybrid M1 and N1 vehicle when another vehicle with an internal combustion engine having at least 10 years from the year of its manufacture is de-registered and scrapped at an authorised destruction facility, they would benefit from €7,000. Finally, Government is giving up to €200,000 for commercial companies to change their vehicle fleet from ICE to EV. Terms and conditions apply in all cases. The grant is applicable to private car owners, registered NGOs, the business community and local councils.

Applications are on a first come first served basis. Companies that have already benefited from last year’s scheme on electric vehicles are eligible to benefit again from this scheme if 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, Paola or from http://www.transport.gov.mt/land-transport.

Arrears Scheme

Vat refund for cars registered in 2007

Schemes for greener vehicles

Successful Scrappage Scheme for Hybrid Vehicles:  Extended for the third time.

Cars

Transport Malta re-open the scheme on the Purchase of New Environment-Friendly Hybrid Vehicles for the third time

Following its success, after it was launched in January, Transport Malta is extending the scheme for the third time by allocating another €100,000.  Transport Malta will be receiving further applications for the Grant which will be processed on a first come first serve basis.

The initiative is aimed to encourage people to dispose of their old vehicles and invest in new cars with lower emissions.  100 vehicles have already benefitted from this scheme amounting to €200,000 in grants.

Subject to various conditions, the amount of €2,000 will be granted upon registering a new Category M1 hybrid vehicle with CO₂ emissions between 51-65g/km whilst at the same time de-registering a vehicle in the same category.

Applications for such scheme are available from Transport Malta, A3 Towers, Paola or downloaded from http://www.transport.gov.mt/land-transport

The scheme in the form of a grant to incentivise the purchase of other M1 motor vehicles as per below is still applicable:

  • €700 or €900 shall be given upon the purchase of a new Category M1 motor vehicle (when scrapping a vehicle in the same category) and
  • €3,000 upon registering a new Category M1 motor (plug-in Hybrid Electric vehicle) with CO₂ emissions between 0-50g/km and scrapping a vehicle in the same category.

For further information one may contact Transport Malta by calling on 8007 2393. Alternatively, one may visit us at the Vehicle Licensing Unit at the A3 Towers, Triq l-Arkata, Paola from Monday to Friday between 07:30hrs and 12:00hrs.

Electric Vehicle Grant Scheme extended again

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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 in 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:

  1. For private individuals the grant will amount to:
  1. €5,000 when registering a new or used electric Category M1 or N1 vehicle without scrapping an older vehicle;
  2. €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;
  3. €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

Scrappage Scheme extended again

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Transport Malta re-opens Grant Scheme on the Purchase of New Environment-Friendly Vehicles for the third time

Following the success of the scrappage scheme launched last January 2017, Transport Malta is extending this scheme for the third time. Another €500,000 has been allocated.

Transport Malta will be receiving further applications for the Grant which will be processed on a first come first serve basis. The initiative is aimed to encourage people to dispose of their old vehicles and to invest in new cars with lower emissions.

1,072 vehicles have already benefitted from this scheme amounting to €900,000.

The amount of the grant is either €700 or €900.  The grant will be given upon the purchase of a new Category M1 motor vehicle and a grant of €3,000 upon registering a new Category M1 motor (plug in Hybrid Electric vehicle) with CO emissions between 0-50g/km and a grant of €2,000 upon registering a new Category M1 hybrid vehicle with CO emissions between 51-65g/km that qualifies for the grant scheme whilst at the same time de-registering a vehicle in the same category. Terms and conditions apply.

The scheme in the form of a grant to incentivise the purchase of Battery Electric Vehicles and Battery Electric Quadricycles is still applicable. 

Application for the scheme is available from Transport Malta, Vehicle Licensing Unit, A3 Towers, Raħal Ġdid between 07:30hrs and noon or from http://www.transport.gov.mt/land-transport.  Further details may be obtained from Transport Malta on tel. 8007 2393.