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New Petrol-powered Motorcycles

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This financial incentive intends to further promote the use petrol powered motorcycles (Category L Vehicles), and is aimed at:

  • Persons residing in Malta;
  • Local Councils;
  • Voluntary organisations (including NGOs); and
  • Undertakings established in Malta.

This incentive allows a mix and match of purchase of new electric vehicles and pedelecs, and replacement of old vehicles. The grant shall support the purchase of:

  • Mopeds;
  • Motorcycles;
  • Tricycles; and
  • Quadricycles.

The grant includes a scrappage scheme intended to provide further financial support to applicants who, while purchasing and registering a new petrol Category L vehicle (motorcycle), deregister a vehicle of category M1 (car) or N1 (Van) which is older than 10 years from its year of manufacture.

The budgeted funds for this scheme amount to €370,000.

The Incentive Details

Grant amounts to be paid for each Category L Petrol motorcycle purchased by any eligible applicant.
  Type of vehicle Vehicle Sub-Category Grant amount
 1
  • Powered cycles;
  • Two-wheel mopeds;
  • Three-wheel mopeds for passenger transport or for utility purposes;
  • Light quadricycles or quadri-mobiles.
  • L1e-A
  • L1e-B
  • L2e
  • L6e
 €1,000
 2
  • Low performance motorcycle;
  • Low-performance two-wheel motorcycle with side-car.
  • Powered Tricycle with power not exceeding 15kW.
  • L3e-A1
  • L4e-A1
  • L5e
 3
  • Medium performance motorcycle;
  • Medium-performance two-wheel motorcycle with side-car;
  • Powered Tricycle with power exceeding 15kW but not exceeding 35kW.
  • L3e-A2
  • L4e-A2
  • L5e
 €750

NOTE: The de minimis Regulations and the respective thresholds shall apply when scrappage grants are issued to undertakings established in Malta or voluntary organisations which carry out any economic activity.

The maximum quantity of grants that may be issued under this incentive shall vary by type of applicant, as follows:

  • Person residing in Malta: 1 grants;
  • Local Councils or Voluntary Organisation that do not carry out an economic activity (including NGOs): 5 grants;
  • Voluntary Organisation that do carry out an economic activity (including NGOs): 10 grants; and
  • Undertakings established in Malta: 10 grants.
 
Grant amounts to be paid when a vehicle in scrapped in conjunction with any other grant for the purchase of a new Category L Petrol motorcycle.
  Category of Scrapped Vehicle
Grant Amount
1 L (Motorcycles) €500
2 M1 (Car) or N1 (Van) €1,000

NOTE: The de minimis Regulations and the respective thresholds shall apply when scrappage grants are issued to undertakings established in Malta or voluntary organisations which carry out any economic activity.

NOTE2: Deregistered vehicles which had benefitted from the provisions of S.L.65.24 shall not be eligible for this scrappage scheme.

Applying for this incentive

An application for a grant under this scheme shall be made either by the agent/dealer/supplier or by the purchaser, by submitting application form VEH070 along with any information, details and documents required therein. The purchaser of the vehicle shall be considered as the ultimate applicant in terms of this scheme.

In the case of an application within the scope of the De Minimis State Aid rules explained in section 2, the State Aid Declaration VEH071.

A licensed dealer or car agent purchasing any of these vehicles for showroom and sales purposes may apply for the grant but on re-selling such vehicle, the buyer will not be eligible for any grant, including the used grant.

Applications under this scheme, together with all the relevant documents, shall be submitted by the applicant during working hours or mailed to Transport Malta’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Unit (DVLU). For opening hours and addresses refer here.

Page last updated: 22 August 2022