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Incentives and Legislation

Incentives and legislation that aim to increase uptake of alternative fuels vehicles and infrastructure. 

If you know of other national or local incentives that should be included in this section, please send us an email and let us know.

Registration tax benefits

Registration tax of vehicles is based on length of vehicles, emissions (<100 g/km CO2) and age. For electric vehicles (EVs) registration tax is zero, which means additional cost savings of between EUR 1 000 and EUR 3 000.

Ownership tax benefits

EVs pay EUR 10 per year. Normal annual road licences for internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles varies and goes higher for vehicles depending on other attributes such as emissions and age.

Other financial benefits

Use of priority lanes in Valetta. No Valetta controlled vehicular access (CVA)  charge. There are additional tax benefits for commercial undertakings when it comes to the estimation of depreciation. No registration tax, which means considerable additional financial assistance especially in the case of EVs which are larger and are considered to be premium class, and from which, private organisation s could get a total of not more than EUR 200 000 in grants in line with the current State Aid Rules,

AF infrastructure incentives

New car importers and fleet management companies can apply for a maximum grant of EUR 25 000 to update their service garages or re-train personnel.

Electric car owners can charge their vehicles at home using residence electricity subsidies and make use of the three solar car ports around Malta for charging and I22