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Purchase of Used Electric Vehicles - 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.

This financial incentive intends to promote the use of used electric vehicles which have not benfited from any other incentive scheme and is aimed at persons residing in Malta, Local Councils, voluntary organisations and undertakings established in Malta.

For a comparison of the average price to drive 100km with an electric vehicle and with a conventional vehicle, check here.

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

  • Passenger cars;
  • Small commercial vehicles;
  • Quadricycles;
  • Motorcycles.

For this scheme, a Used Electric Vehicle is defined as an electric vehicle originating from any of the following countries, and which was put into free circulation in such country before its entry into Malta:

  1. any Member State of the European Union;
  2. the United Kingdom;
  3. the Channel Islands (Guernsey and Jersey);
  4. the Isle of Man;
  5. Monaco;
  6. Andorra;
  7. San Marino; or
  8. Northern Ireland.

The grant includes a scrappage scheme intended to provide further financial support to applicants who, while purchasing and registering a used electric vehicle, deregister a category L, M1 or N vehicle which is at least 10 years old from its year of manufacture.

The Incentive Details

Subject to the scheme conditions, the following grant amounts shall be paid for each used electric vehicle registered by any applicant.
Category of Used Vehicle
• Older than 1 day, AND
• Not older than 3 months.
• Older than 3 months, AND
• Not older than 6 months.
• Older than 6 months, AND
• Not older than 36 months.
L €1,000 €750 €400
M1 or N1 €8,000 €6,000 €3,000
Incentives to be paid when a vehicle in scrapped in conjunction with any other grant for the purchase of a used electric vehicle.
Category of Scrapped Vehicle Place of Registration of Scrapped Vehicle 
 Malta Gozoµ
 L (Motorcycles)  €500  €500
 M1 (Car) or N1 (Van)  €1,000  €2,000

µVehicle must have been registered, garaged, or licensed in Gozo prior to the 11th of October 2021.

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: Vehicles must be scrapped at Authorised Treatment Facilities approved in compliance with the Waste Management (End of Life) Regulations – S.L.549.36. Destruction Certificates issued must be dated 2023 or 2024.
NOTE 3: The vehicle to be scrapped must be registered on the applicant’s name on the date of registration of the used Electric Vehicle and on the date of scrappage.

NOTE 4: Applications for scrappage scheme submitted without the destruction certificate for the scrapped vehicle will be disregarded and the final grant amount will be calculated without the scrappage grant.

GENERAL NOTE: The total grant issued to applicants for any of these incentives shall not exceed the purchase price of the used electric vehicle.

Applying for this Incentive

Applications shall be submitted by the purchaser after the used electric vehicle has been registered by submitting application form VEH077 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*, 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: 27/03/2024