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.

 

Grant Schemes on electric Environment Friendly Vehicles

Grant Schemes on electric Environment Friendly Vehicles

Government re-issues 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 extending the grant scheme on environment-friendly vehicles with another €150,000. 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 July 2017, all the applications submitted for the grant were accommodated to the extent that 28 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:

  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

More funds for scrappage scheme

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

Following the success of the scrappage scheme launched last January 2017, the scheme has now been extended.  A further €400,000 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.

515 vehicles have already benefitted from the original €400,000 allocated between January and April 2017.

Vehicle owners who applied for the scheme were entitled to between €700 and €900 upon the purchase of a new M1 motor vehicle allowed to carry no more than eight passengers in addition to the driver.  Also with CO2 emissions not exceeding 130g/km, length not exceeding 4460mm and licensed for private use only whilst de-registering a vehicle in the same category.

Application for such scheme is available from Transport Malta, Vehicle Licensing Unit, 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 Battery Electric Vehicles, Hybrid vehicles and Battery Electric Quadricycles is still applicable. 

Money Back for cars registered in 2006

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

Transport Malta dispatched 6,827 application forms to owners of vehicles registered between the 1st January and 31st December 2006.  Owners eligible for tax refund, are to submit the form by not later than the 28th of April 2017.

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 in case of vehicles or €55 in case of motorcycles.

One full and final payment by cheque will be posted to the address indicated on the application form in the coming months. Same process will apply for all the vehicles registered up to 2008.

The application form will only be processed if the form reaches Transport Malta by the 28th April 2017.  Applicants are to verify details, fill in, sign and sent the form by post or submit in person to one of the following addresses:

Għotja ta’ Darba                                                                                               

Transport Malta 

A3 Towers,                           

Triq l-Arkata, Raħal Gdid 

Għotja ta’ Darba

Ministeru Għal Għawdex

Pjazza San Franġisk, Rabat,

Għawdex 

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.
  3. In the event of a person that registered a vehicle between the 1st January and 31st December 2006 has in the meantime changed residency and did not receive such an application then one has to contact Transport Malta on the details below.

Furthermore, vehicle owners who have registered a vehicle for private use between 1st May 2004 and 31st December 2006, are eligible for the scheme but had not applied for the grant in the past, may also submit the application form which may be obtained from Transport Malta, until the 28th April 2017.

Further information may be obtained on free phone 8007 2373 from Monday to Friday between 08:00hrs and 15:00hrs or by email to: grantscheme.tm@transport.gov.mt .

Three Grant Schemes on Environment Friendly Vehicles

 

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As announced during the Budget 2017, Transport Malta in conjunction with the Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure, is launching various grant schemes to further promote environment friendly vehicles.  The schemes aim  at reducing emissions generated from road traffic and thus improving the air quality levels.

The schemes offer grants when purchasing a new environment friendly vehicle,  when converting  vehicle’s fuel system to Autogas/LPG  and  when purchasing Battery Electric Vehicle and Battery Electric Quadricycle.

 

New Grant Scheme on the Purchase of New Environment Friendly Vehicles

Transport Malta will be receiving applications for the New Grant Scheme on the Purchase of New Environment-Friendly Vehicles. Subject to various conditions, the grant is as follows;

  1. €900 will be given to persons registering a new Category M1 vehicle with CO2 emission levels up to 100g/km;
  2. €700 will be given to persons registering a new Category M1 vehicle with CO2 emission levels between 101 and 130g/km;
  3. €3,000 will be given to persons registering a new Category M1 Plug in Hybrid vehicle with CO₂ emissions 1-50 g/km;
  4. €2,000 will be given to persons registering a new category M1 Hybrid Vehicle with CO₂ emissions between 50-65 g/km;

The grant shall be given upon the purchase of a new Category M1 vehicle or an M1 Plug in Hybrid that qualifies for the grant scheme whilst at the same time de-registering a vehicle in the same category. Every eligible person shall be entitled to only one grant under this scheme.

The Government has allocated €500,000 for this scheme.   The scheme shall be automatically terminated when the total amount of the grants reach the amount of €400,000 for item a, b and €100,000 for item c, d above. Applications will be handled on a first come first served basis.

In 2016, the Government allocated the sum of €1.4 million for such grants. In total there were 1,761 applications to register a new Category M1 vehicle whilst 67 applications to register a new Category M1 Plug in Hybrid which were all accommodated.

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

 Government Notice No: 45 relating to this scheme was published on Tuesday 17th January 2017, Government Gazette No: 19,713, link:-

http://www.gov.mt/en/Government/Government%20Gazette/Documents/2017/01/Government%20Gazette%20-%2017th%20January.pdf

 

Gas Conversion Scheme to Convert Vehicles to Autogas/LPG

Subject to various conditions, the grant amounts to €200 which will be given upon the conversion to Autogas/LPG of a Category M1 vehicle, (a passenger vehicle with a seating capacity of up to eight passengers and the driver) or a Category N1 vehicle, (a vehicle designed and constructed for the carriage of goods and having a maximum mass not exceeding 3.5 tonnes).

The scheme came into effect as from the 1st January 2017 and closes on the 31st December 2017 or earlier if the maximum of 250 claims has been reached. Applications are processed on a first come first serve basis. Persons who have converted their vehicle to Autogas during the past years may still apply for the scheme.

In 2016, there were 249 applications submitted for the conversion to autogas which were all accommodated.

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

Government Notice No: 44 relating to this scheme was published on Tuesday 17th January 2017, Government Gazette No: 19,713:

http://www.gov.mt/en/Government/Government%20Gazette/Documents/2017/01/Government%20Gazette%20-%2017th%20January.pdf

  

Government re-issues an improved Grant Scheme on the Purchase of Electric Vehicles to promote electromobility for Individuals, Local Councils, Registered NGOs and Private Companies.          

This year the Government is targeting to entice commercial companies to make the switch from conventional to electromobility. For this end, the Government  is offering a total of €200,000 in grants for any one company wishing to invest in a new electric vehicle fleet in line with the distribution of grants as indicated below.

In 2016, all applications that were submitted for the grant were accommodated to the extent that 46 additional electric vehicles were registered on Maltese Roads.

Subject to various conditions, the grant is divided in three combinations and besides applicable to Private Persons, Registered NGOs and the Business Community it is being extended also to Local Councils, as indicated in the scheme itself.

The scheme (subject to various conditions) is as follows:

  • 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.

The scheme as explained above is open for private individuals, Local Councils, Non-Government Organisations, and commercial companies and businesses.

With respect to used electric vehicles, the grant is only applicable for Battery Electric Vehicles of being 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 served 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. The declarations submitted in this regard will be scrutinised accordingly.

In addition to this initiative, the Government has already launched other initiatives in the form of grants to assist new electric vehicle importers to invest in the technology and re-training of their staff as well as other measures for private companies to install electric car charging infrastructure.

These initiatives are over and above other measures and projects which the Government will launch over the coming few months to promote sustainable mobility, including car sharing and e-bike-sharing initiatives.

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

Government Notice No: 43 relating to this scheme was published on Tuesday 17th January 2017, Government Gazette No: 19,713:

http://www.gov.mt/en/Government/Government%20Gazette/Documents/2017/01/Government%20Gazette%20-%2017th%20January.pdf

 

 

Scrappage Scheme extended

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

Following the success of the scrappage scheme launched last December 2015, Transport Malta is hereby extending this scheme for the fourth time. Another €300,000 has been allocated. A total of 1,603 vehicles benefitted from the €1,200,000 grant allocated by the Government for this scheme. The successful initiative is planned to encourage people to dispose of their old vehicles and to invest in new cars with lower emissions.

Vehicle owners who apply for the scheme are entitled to a grant of between €700 and €900 upon the purchase of a new M1 (passenger) vehicle with CO2 emissions which do not exceed 130g/km, vehicle length not exceeding 4460mm and licensed for private use only and whilst at the same time de-registering a vehicle in the same category.

Furthermore, the scheme in the form of a number of grants to incentivise the purchase of Battery Electric Vehicles and Battery Electric Quadricycles has also been re-opened. A total of 35 electric vehicles benefitted from the €200,000 grant allocated by the Government for this scheme. A grant of €7,000 is given to persons registering a new electric vehicle while scrapping an older vehicle which is at least ten years old from the year of manufacture. The grant decreases from €7,000 to €4,000 in cases of registering a used Battery Electric Vehicle in Malta which has never been registered to be used on the Maltese roads before, or for the purchasing of a new electric vehicle but which is not in conjunction with the scrappage scheme referred above.

These schemes are aimed at reducing the number of old motor vehicles from the road while promoting the use of clean and energy efficient vehicles as a way to contribute towards the  reduction of traffic generated pollution and improvement of  air quality levels.

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

Deadline for 2005 VAT refund

Owners who have registered a vehicle in 2005 and received an application form from Transport Malta have to submit it by 29th July to receive the refund

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 the 1stJanuary and 31st December 2005. 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. As was announced the same process will be adopted in the following years, until all payments for the eligible applicants up till the end of 2008 are settled.

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In order to apply for the grant, vehicle owners who have received the notification by Transport Malta must verify their personal details, sign and return the application form to Transport Malta in order to accept the conditions stipulated in the grant. The application form must be duly filled in, signed and sent by post or submitted in person by not later than the 29thJuly 2016 to one of the following addresses below:

Grant Scheme

Transport Malta

A3 Towers

ArcadeStreet, Paola

                                                                                                     

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.

Furthermore, vehicle owners who had registered a vehicle for private use between 1st May 2004 and 31st December 2005 and are eligible for the scheme but had not applied for the grant during 2014 or 2015, may also submit an application form (which may be obtained from Transport Malta) until the 29th July 2016.

For further information or assistance vehicle owners may call either on Free Phone 8007 2373 from Monday to Friday between 08.00 and 15.00 or send an email to the following address: grantscheme.tm@transport.gov.mt 

Green Vehicles Grant re-launched

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Transport Malta re-opens Grant Scheme on the Purchase of New Environment-Friendly Vehicles and extends the Grant Scheme on the Purchase of Electric Vehicles to include Local Councils

Transport Malta, in conjunction with the Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure, is extending the current scheme in the form of a grant to incentivise the purchase of Battery Electric Vehicles and Battery Electric Quadricycles. Following the success of the scheme launched last January, a further €100,000 has been allocated and the scheme has now been extended to include Local Councils.

This scheme is aimed at reducing the number of old motor vehicles from the road while promoting the use of clean and energy efficient vehicles as a way to contribute towards the  reduction of traffic generated pollution and   improvement of  air quality levels.

A grant of €4,000 will be given to persons registering a new or used electric car and €2,000 to those registering a new or used electric quadricyle. The grant shall increase from €4,000 to €7,000 in cases of persons registering a new Battery Electric Vehicle while at the same time opting to de-register another internal combustion engine propelled vehicle which is at least 10 years old from the year of its manufacture.

The scheme is also open to both new and second hand Battery Electric Vehicles which should not exceed 12,000 km on the odometer and would not be more than 24 months old.

In addition, Transport Malta and the Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure is also launching two new grants to further promote Electromobility.

Purchase and Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Pillars for the Business Community and NGOs

The Government in conjunction with Transport Malta is launching a new scheme to incentivise the Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Pillars for the Business Community and NGOs.

The scheme is aimed assisting market entry of the electric vehicle charging technology and to assist business undertakings and NGOs to switch to cleaner vehicle technology, by assisting the increase in technology available to recharge car batteries.

The grant will amount to a maximum of €2,000 per electric vehicle charging pillar. Every eligible entity can install more than one electric vehicle charging pillar but shall be entitled to only one ‘total’ grant under this scheme which will be inclusive for up to a maximum of five (5) charging pillars. A company may install the pillars specifically for its use or for the use of its clients.

Government Grant for the Upgrading of New Plug-in Electric Vehicle Importers’ Service Centres and Staff Training

Another new scheme that the Government, in conjunction with Transport Malta, is launching is a scheme to incentivise the Upgrading of Electric Vehicle Service Garages established within new plug-in EV Car Importers.

The scheme is aimed at assisting the market entry of the new plug-in electric vehicles in the Maltese Islands which are not yet available on the national market and to assist car importers to start offering Support Servicing on their sold EVs. This will prompt private persons, the business community and NGOs to switch to cleaner vehicle technology, especially since with such a scheme vehicle servicing can be done locally.

The grant will amount to a maximum of €25,000 per Car Importer. The scheme is for a grant intended for established new-Car Importers and their current Service Garages to cater for the maintenance of new Plug-in Electric Vehicle models currently both on the Maltese car market and new vehicles intended to be introduced on the Maltese new car market. The grant can also be used for/or in conjunction with staff training and re-training.

All applications will be handled on a first come first served basis.

These are other initiatives of the Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure and Transport Malta as part of Government policy to promote the use of clean and energy efficient vehicles.

Over the last few years Government had published its policy to promote the introduction of    electromobility in Malta with the publication of the Malta National Electromobility Action Plan (MNEAP) and the set up of the Malta National Electromobility Platform (MNEP).

Applications for these schemes are available from the Vehicle Licensing Unit or downloaded here.

Vat refund: 2005 vehicles

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

The Government will be refunding  VAT paid on registration tax for vehicles registered in 2005.

As announced during the last Budget, Government 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 the 1st January and 31st December 2005.

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. As was announced the same process will be adopted in the following years, until all payments for the eligible applicants up till the end of 2008 are settled.

Transport Malta will be notifying in writing the applicants who were eligible for the grant and who had registered a vehicle between the 1st January and 31st December 2005.

In order to apply for the grant, vehicle owners who receive the notification by Transport Malta must verify their personal details, sign and return the application form to Transport Malta in order to accept the conditions stipulated in the grant. The application form must be duly filled in, signed and sent by post or submitted in person by not later than the 29th July 2016 to one of the following addresses below:

Grant Scheme
Transport Malta
A3 Towers,
Arcade Street
Paola

Grant Scheme
Ministry for Gozo
Licence Office
Saint Francis Square
Gozo

                                                                                 

Documents required with the Application Form:

a) No additional documentation is required to be submitted if a person is submitting his/her own application;

b) 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.

Furthermore, vehicle owners who had registered a vehicle for private use between 1st May 2004 and 31st December 2005 and are eligible for the scheme but had not applied for the grant during 2014 or 2015, may also submit an application form (which may be obtained from Transport Malta) until the 29th July 2016.

For further information or assistance vehicle owners may call either on Free Phone 8007 2373 from Monday to Friday between 08.00 and 15.00 or send an email to the following address: grantscheme.tm@transport.gov.mt