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NOTICE TO OWNERS OF VEHICLES REMOVED FROM THE ROAD

In accordance with the Clamping and Removal of Motor Vehicles and Encumbering Objects Regulations, SL.65.13, Transport Malta is hereby publishing a list of vehicles that were removed from the road for being in breach of the Motor Vehicles Registration and Licensing Act, CAP 368 and the Registration and Licensing of Motor Vehicles Regulations S.L. 368.02, and which have not been retrieved by their lawful owners.

In most cases, the list includes a description of the removed motor vehicle and the date when the motor vehicle was removed. The vehicles are currently being stored at Transport Malta’s Compound. Respective owners are to retrieve their motor vehicle from Transport Malta upon submission of proof of ownership and upon payment of the applicable registration tax, licences, contraventions and other administration fees that may be due.

Vehicles which are not retrieved and for which any applicable registration tax, licences, contraventions and other fees are not paid by the 8th of April 2017, will be auctioned and if not sold will be destroyed.

VRN

MAKE

MODEL

DAR 952

Alfa Romeo

33

CJ82330

Aprillia

Atlantic

B6224PT

Citroen

Xsara

JAA 643

Daewoo

Cielo

n/a

Daewoo

n/a

JBD 257

Fiat

Brava

n/a

Fiat

Bravo

n/a

Fiat

Punto

IBL334AG

Fiat

Scudo

CN813MC

Ford

Fiesta

CM775YA

Ford

Ka

CB242WM

Ford

Van

CBE 414

Ford

Escort

FBC 054

Honda

Civic

B998ABS

Honda

CRV

8308DVW

Jeep

Grand Cherokee

 

VRN

MAKE

MODEL

DBG 438

Kia

Mentor

DBE 431

Kia

Mentor

XRI 016

Kia

Rio

HBJ 029

Mazda

3 TS

4161DTH

Mazda

MX5

BY704WD

Mini

Cooper

YE620ZN

Mini

Cooper S

n/a

Nissan

Sunny

IBR 732

Peugeot

207S

n/a

Renault

Traffic

GAN 784

Seat

Ibiza

n/a

Toyota

Caldina

IBJ 358

Toyota

Platz

490ESG95

Toyota

Rav 4

n/a

Vauxhall

Vectra

 Get further information by calling on 25555175/119 between 07.30 hrs and noon or by sending an email on arrears.tm@transport.gov.mt   

 

Car Sharing in Malta

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Call for the introduction of Car-Sharing Services in Malta

 Transport Malta has published a Request for Proposals (RFP) Concession Contract for the Operation of a National Car-Sharing Programme for the Maltese Islands. Through this call, interested parties can submit their proposals to provide a fleet of vehicles to operate a car-sharing service in Malta and Gozo particularly in strategic locations. Through a web-based application, users can pre-book a vehicle to carry out a trip between  designated public car parking spaces. Half of the minimum suggested fleet has to be composed of electric vehicles.

 Car sharing is encouraged to be used in conjunction with other modes of transport in a given day such as the use of Bus Public Transport or Ferry public transport.

 

The service offers advantages to users of the service as well as to the environment and the economy. Exclusive car parking and car sharing contribute to the improvement of air quality in urban centres and improved energy efficiency of fuels. Driving less for car parking space means less fuel spent and burnt, hence less carbon based emissions as well. It will also contribute to less traffic congestion because its goal is to have less privately owned vehicles on the road. It is a fact that between 90 and 95% of the lifetime of a privately owned vehicle stays parked and idle, thus implying that the investment in it together with high operational costs are far more than actual paying for the use of a car only  when one really needs to.

 

Transport Malta will be carrying out an educational campaign to explain the service to the general public.

506 vehicles benefit from the Scrappage Scheme

The grant scheme on the Purchase of New Environment-Friendly Vehicles proved to be a huge success.

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The scrappage scheme, as announced in the 2015 Budget, has been taken up completely in the first two months. A total of 506 vehicles benefitted from the €400,000 grant allocated by the Government for this scheme. The successful initiative was planned to encourage people to dispose of their old vehicles and to invest in new cars with lower emissions.

Vehicle owners who applied for the scheme were entitled to a payment of between €700 and €900 upon the purchase of a new M1 motor vehicle (used for the carriage of persons and which may carry no more than eight passengers in addition to the driver, the CO2 emissions of which do not exceed 130g/km and its length does not exceed 4460mm, and is licensed for private use only) that qualifies for the grant scheme whilst at the same time de-registering a vehicle in the same category.

Transport Malta informs the general public that the scheme in the form of a grant to incentivise the purchase of Battery Electric Vehicles and Battery Electric Quadricycles which was announced last week is still applicable.

Vehicles for Weekend Use

New scheme launched for the registration of vehicles for weekend use

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Transport Malta will be receiving applications to register high emission vehicles and motorcycles to be used during Weekends and Public/national Holidays Only.

The objective of this optional scheme is to introduce a concept where high emission vehicles and motorcycles are kept off the roads during the week and hence reducing pollution. It is also intended for vehicle enthusiasts who would like to register a high end vehicle, which normally would be high powered and thus with high emissions, to be used exclusively on weekends and public holidays.

Through this scheme, vehicle enthusiasts who only use their cars for particular occasions, events or shows would also benefit from the new scheme.

The registration tax payable under this Scheme will amount to 40% of the full registration tax, thus a saving of 60%. The Annual Circulation Licence Fee will be paid annually in full.

Such vehicles will be registered and licensed through the normal system, but the registration plates will be of a red colour and hence differentiate from the current fleet.

The scheme launched in Budget 2015 is open for vehicles used for the carriage of persons and which may carry no more than 8 passengers in addition to the driver (Category M1) and Motorcycles to be used during weekends and Public/National Holidays Only. This optional measure will apply ONLY to M1 vehicles with CO2 emission levels equal to or greater than 221g/km with an emission level equivalent to the latest Euro standard (Euro 5/6) or Latest -1 Euro standard (Euro 4) and also to motorcycles with an engine capacity equal or greater than 801cc.

Vehicles registered under this scheme must be garaged and may not be used and/or parked on the public roads between Monday to Friday (both days included). To deter abuses, the scheme also includes penalties for vehicle owners caught driving such vehicles between Monday to Friday (both days included). These fines could amount to paying double the registration tax with a minimum of €2,500 together with the registration tax due.

Applications for such schemes are available from the Vehicle Licensing Unit, Hornsworks Ditch, Floriana.

Parking Space Reopened – Deep Water Quay

As from this evening, the public car park at Deep Water Quay, Xatt l-Għassara tal-Għeneb in Marsa (near the Valletta Waterfront) shall be re-opened to the public in time for the festive season. The car park will provide 115 car spaces. Works will resume after the festive season.

The car park is located on Deep Water Quay, a quay that is currently undergoing a general refurbishment and upgrading, part funded by the EU through cohesion funds 2007-13.  This area had to be closed so that the necessary structural interventions to the quay were carried out. The car park area, which serves to anchor the quay to the land, was in a deteriorated state due to heavy corrosion of the underlying steel structure supporting the deck.

Works at the car park commenced in April 2014 and included the refurbishment and replacement of steel structures, earthworks to consolidate the quay, storm water drainage system, new concrete deck overlaid with asphalt and security fencing.  The car park will also provide a solar electrical car charging facility, which is still under construction as part of another EU funded project.