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Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicles for the Transport of Passengers for Hire or Reward - 2024

The information included in this page is meant to provide information about this incentive scheme, without prejudice to any provision in the respective scheme as published on the government gazzette, downloadable here.

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.

The grant shall support the purchase of new wheelchair accessible vehicle to be licensed for any of the following services along with the scrappage of a category M1 or N1 vehicle which is at least 10 years old from the year of manufacture:

  • Taxis;
  • Light Passenger Transport Vehicles that can carry up to 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, and scrapping of a vehicle which is at least 10 years old.

NOTE 1: Deregistered vehicles which had benefitted from the provisions of S.L.65.24 shall not be eligible for this scrappage scheme.
NOTE 2: The vehicle to be scrapped must be registered on the applicant’s name on the date of registration of the new Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle and on the scrappage date.

GENERAL NOTE: The De Minimis Regulations* and the respective thresholds shall apply when 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*, the State Aid Declaration VEH071 is also required. 

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.

*Depending on the sector of activity of the applicant, the De Minimis rules stipulated in Commission Regulation (EU) No. 2023/2831, Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1408/2013 or Commission Regulation (EU) No. 717/2014 shall apply.

Page last updated: 12/03/2024