Only 0.8% of registered vehicles are electric or hybrid – NSO

Leo Cardelli, Pexels

Administrative data obtained from Transport Malta and from the National Statistics Office (NSO) shows that up till the end of June, only 0.8% of the total number of registered motor vehicles were electric or hybrid.

On the other hand, as at the end of June this year, 234,822 vehicles (59.9%) of the total are petrol-powered engines. Diesel-powered vehicles reached 152,266 (38.9%) of the total. Electric and hybrid vehicles accounted for 0.8% of the entire stock, with a total of 3,280 vehicles.

By the end of June this year, the stock of licensed motor vehicles stood at 391,914, an increase of 3.3% over the same period in 2018.

Data shows that by the end of June this year, the stock of licensed motor vehicles stood at 391,914. Out of this total, 77.6% were passenger cars, 13.6% were commercial vehicles, and 7.6% were motorcycles/quadricycles and All – Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), while buses and minibuses amounted to less than one percent.

During the quarter under review, the stock of licensed vehicles increased at a net average rate of 45 vehicles per day.

Newly licensed vehicles

Newly licensed vehicles put on the road during the period under review amounted to 7,439. The majority of the newly licensed vehicles, 5,272 (70.9%), were passenger cars, followed by motorcycles with 1,116 (15%) registrations. Newly licensed ‘new’ motor vehicles amounted to 3,670 (49.3%), whereas newly licensed ‘used’ motor vehicles totalled 3,769 (50.7%). An average of 82 vehicles per day were newly licensed during the quarter under review.

Vehicles under restriction

During the second quarter of this year, 7,503 vehicles were taken off the roads due to a restriction. Out of these, 34.3% were put for resale, 32.4% were scrapped, while 31.1% were garaged.

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