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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 Lengh of vehicles, Emissions (<100 g CO2/km) and Age. For Electric Vehicles registration Tax is zero, which means additional cost savings between 1,000 and 3,000 Eur.

Ownership tax benefits

Electric Vehicles pay 10 Euros per year. Normal annual road  licenses for ICE vehicles varies and goes higher for vehicles depending among other attributes such as emissions, and age.

Other Financial Benefits

Use of priority lanes in Valetta. No Valetta CVA charge. 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 undertakings could get  a total of  not more than €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 25,000 Euro to update their service gargares or re-train personnell.                                                                                                                                                  Electric Car owners can charge their vehicles at home using residence electricity subsidies. Make use of the three solar car ports around Malta for charging and I22