€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
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 –
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.