Another €0.5 million for environmentally friendly vehicles

DOI - Clodagh Farrugia O'Neill

The Minister for Transport Ian Borg said that the Government is extending the grant scheme for environmentally friendly vehicles by another €0.5 million.

He said that the aim of the scheme is to improve air quality levels by reducing the number of old motor vehicles from our roads and by promoting the purchase of battery electric vehicles and battery electric quadricycles.

The initial scheme which was launched between January and July led to 98 additional electric vehicles being registered on Maltese roads.

Minister Ian Borg said that the transport sector’s work does not consist only of improved infrastructural design and investment in public transportation, but also in incentivising an  investment in cleaner alternatives for cars.

Those who apply for this scheme benefit from €2,500 given that another vehicle is not scrapped, and from €4,000 to €6,000 upon registering an imported second-hand battery electric/plug-in hybrid M1 or N1 under certain conditions.

Finally, the government is giving up to €200,000 for commercial companies to change their vehicle fleet to electric vehicles.

The forms for these schemes may be downloaded here.