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.