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Scheme for the purchase of Pedelecs and Category L Vehicles

Pedelces

This scheme is intended to promote the purchase Pedelecs and Category L Vehicles such a Mopeds, Motorcycles with or without Side-cars, Tricycles and Quadricycles. The scheme includes a scrappage scheme.

For the scheme description in the Government Gazette kindly check here. A budget of €700,000 has been allocated to this scheme.

The overall aim of the scheme is to promote the use of small vehicles for urban mobility, with a special focus on Electric Vehicles, in order to reduce congestion and emissions.

Applicability

This scheme is available for:

  • Individuals;
  • Registered Companies and Partnerships;
  • Local Councils;
  • Registered Voluntary Organisations (NGOs);
  • Self-Employed; and
  • Cooperatives.

Grant A

The following grant amounts shall be issued to the applicant when the following types of vehicles are registered and depending on their propulsion type. If you experience difficulties to view the table below, you can download it from here.

Type of vehicle Electric Petrol/LPG
• Pedelecs (pedal electric bicycles whose electric motor, the rating of which cannot exceed 250W, is activated as soon as the rider starts pedalling and is deactivated as soon as the rider stops pedalling, and which can reach a maximum speed of 25km/h.) €400 €200
• Cargo Pedelecs (Pedelecs which can carry more than 100kgs of cargo, besides the driver). €2,000 €1,000
• Powered cycles (L1e-A);
• Two-wheel mopeds (L1e-B);
• Three-wheel mopeds (L2e);
• Light quadricycles or quadri-mobiles (L6e).
€2,000 €1,000
• Low-performance motorcycle (L3e-A1);
• Low-performance two-wheel motorcycle with side-car (L4e-A1);
• Powered Tricycle with power not exceeding 15kW (L5e).
€2,000 €1,000
• Medium-performance motorcycle (L3e-A2);
• Medium-performance two-wheel motorcycle with side-car (L4e-A2).
€2,000 €750
• High-performance motorcycle (L3e-A3);
• High-performance two-wheel motorcycle with side-car (L4e-A3).
25% of CIF, capped at €6,000 Not applicable
• Powered Tricycle with power exceeding 15kW (L5e). 25% of CIF, capped at €6,000 Not applicable
• Heavy quadricycles or quadri-mobiles (L7e). 25% of CIF, capped at €6,000 Not applicable

Grant B

When an applicant for grant A scraps a Category L or M1 (passenger cars) or N1 (commercial vehicle) which is at least 10 years old, the following grant amount shall be issued in addition to the amounts issued under grant A:

  • €1000 when a person who registers a new pedelec or Category L vehicle eligible for Grant A de-registers a Category M1 or N1 vehicle which is older than 10 years from its year of manufacture; OR
  • €500 when a person who registers a new pedelec or Category L vehicle eligible for Grant A de-registers a Category L vehicle which is older than 10 years from its year of manufacture

The scrappage of the vehicle shall be done during 2021 and before the submission of the application for the grant.

NOTE: The total grant amount issued to applicants for any of these grants shall not exceed the purchase price of the new pedelec or Category L vehicle.

Eligibility

Applicants who are persons are entitled to receive a maximum of one (1) Grant A and corresponding Grant B for each type of vehicle listed in Table 1, and a maximum of three (3) Grants A and corresponding Grants B overall through the scheme.

Applicants which are Local Councils or voluntary organisations that do not carry out an economic activity are entitled to receive a maximum of ten (10) Grant A and corresponding Grant B for each type of vehicle listed in Table 1.

Applicants which are voluntary organisations that carry out an economic activity are entitled to receive a maximum of ten (10) Grant A and corresponding Grant B for each type of vehicle listed in Table 1, subject to the De Minimis rules on state aid.

Applicants which are undertakings are entitled to receive a maximum of twenty (20) Grant A and corresponding Grant B for each type of vehicle listed in Table 1, subject to the De Minimis rules on state aid.

Method to Apply and Supporting Document

Applicants for this grant submit form VEH 70 with all required supporting documents at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Unit In Paola or Ħal Lija.

Applications submitted by Registered Companies and Partnerships, Voluntary Organisations with an economic activity, Self-Employed, and Cooperatives shall also include the State Aid Declaration form VEH 71. In such cases and in line with the de minimis Regulations, the total amount of state aid granted to a single undertaking or organisation under this scheme and any other de minimis scheme, shall not exceed in the aggregate €200,000 (or €100,000 in the case of a single undertaking performing road freight transport for hire or reward) over a rolling three fiscal year period.

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When applying for this grant, the following supporting documents are required:

  • In the case of Category L vehicles: Documents and forms required to register the new Vehicle (if already registered, a copy of the registration certificate).
  • In the case of Pedelecs:
    • An Invoice (including make, model and serial number);
    • A Fiscal Vat Receipt;
    • Detailed Technical Specifications confirming that vehicle complies with the specifications for Pedelecs (refer to footnote 4 in page 2); and
    • Transport Malta Technical Unit Inspection form.
  • In the case of applications for Grant B:
    • Destruction Certificate of a Category L, M1, or N1 vehicle registered on the name of the applicant; and
    • The Registration Certificate (Logbook) of the scrapped vehicle.
     

Page last updated: 20/04/2021