Deadline for importation of new petrol and diesel engine will be announced in 2020

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Ministry for the Environment said that the deadline for the importation of new petrol and diesel powered cars into Malta will be announced during the first months of 2020.

In a press release, the Ministry also said that Minister José Herrera has appointed Partit Laburista (PL) member of the European Parliament (MEP) Miriam Dalli to lead the transition commission towards non-polluting cars.

The Environment Ministry added that this does not mean that every petrol and diesel powered car will be scrapped. According to the ministry, non-polluting car prices will see a drastic reduction in the coming years.

PL MEP Miriam Dalli said that the commission with provide a framework for the procedures required to introduce non-polluting vehicles and consider the social, economic, environmental and infrastructural aspects of such a change.