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GRANTS

Get up to a maximum of €85 (scheme 1) in case of a purchase of a new bicycle and up to €650 for ebikes (Scheme 1 PLUS Scheme 2)
 
 
SCHEME 1
Ministry of Finance Grant on bicycles and Ebikes
 
 
The government of Malta is offering a Once-Only Grant on the Purchase of a Bicycle and a Electric Bicycle for individuals
 
In order to encourage the use of bicycles and pedelec bicycles as means of transport that reduce both pollution and traffic and at the same time encourage physical activity, the Minister for Finance has made this scheme whereby a once-only grant of 15.25% on the purchase price of the bicycle, subject to a maximum grant of €85 in the case of a non-mechanised bicycle and a maximum grant of €250 in the case of a pedelec bicycle, is granted to eligible applicants.
 
  • Click here for a copy of the scheme. 
  • Click here for the Application Form.

 

SCHEME 2

TM Scheme for the purchase of Ebikes

 

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 vehicleElectricPetrol/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

 

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.

For addresses and opening hours kindly check here.

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

  • 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; and
    • Transport Malta Technical Unit Inspection form .