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New Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

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This financial incentive intends to further promote the use of wheelchair accessible vehicles for the transport of passengers, and is aimed at:

  • Taxi owners;
  • Light Passenger Transport Operators;
  • Passenger Transport Operator;

The grant shall support the purchase of wheelchair accessible:

  • Taxis;
  • Light Passenger Transport Vehicles that can carry up to 8 passengers, besides the driver;
  • Passenger Transport Vehicles that can carry more than 8 passengers, besides the driver.

The budgeted funds for this scheme amount to €150,000.

The Incentive Details

Eligible applicants shall be entitled for a grant of €10,000 upon registering a wheelchair accessible vehicle to be used as a taxi, light passenger transport vehicle or passenger transport vehicle.

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

NOTE: The de minimis Regulations and the respective thresholds shall apply when scrappage grants are issued to undertakings established in Malta.

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 VEH053 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.

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: 02 March 2022