Malta Introduces $5,500 Grant For EV Purchases

MAR 22 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 12

The island of Malta has announced that it’s putting forth a grant program aimed at upping EV adoption.

Additional Info on Malta - Via Wikipedia

Additional Info on Malta – Via Wikipedia

The EV grant program provides buyers with €4,000 (5474.40 USD) for each qualified EV registration and €1,500 ($2,053.50 USD) for those who register an electric quadricyle.

Additionally, Malta will throw in an extra €1,000($1,369 USD) for EV buyers who register an EV, while at the same time depart with a vehicle that’s 10 or more years old.

The government of Malta has set aside €300,000 ($410,700 USD), which it says should cover the cost of the grants awarded out over the next 24 months.

Grant applicant will be awarded funds on a first-come, first-served basis.

Concurrently with the grant announcement, Malta says it’s in the process of establishing a National Electric Car Charging Network.  The infrastructure rollout begins now, but it’s not scheduled to be complete until 2020.

Source: Times of Malta

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12 Comments on "Malta Introduces $5,500 Grant For EV Purchases"

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You might want to zoom in on that map. You can’t even see Malta when it is zoomed out to show all of Europe.

GSP

Eric is chinsey with his maps…or maybe he just got some bad fenkata when he was there and is holding a grudge, (=

Malta is about 20 miles across. Small enough that public charging is not needed at all.

The government should instead make it easier to get charging outlets installed at homes and apartments.

GSP

Congratulations to Malta for promoting EVs, and thanks Eric for the interesting story.

GSP

Anyone from Malta (or anywhere else 😉 who knows if there is any plan to not use like almost 100% fossil fuels for electricity generation?

I mean. It would take like 160 modern wind turbines (5 MW) to power the whole island. Instead of importing expensive oil and burn it. Last time I checked you had about 0(!) wind power.

You have sun almost all year long and could get all your heat and a lot of electricity from it too. Any plans or any rooftop solar being installed?

You make even Poland and Germany look green.

Malta is targeting 10% renewables of final energy in 2020 according to REN21, and it is in the last place in Europe on green power now.

Germany is green, it just looks bad in stats because of phasing out nukes.

Germany is very very brown. They might become green in the future but yet they have not only failed to decrease their emissions, they have increased them.

I generally think Greenpeace are a bunch of nuts but this is a pretty good publication that you might read to get a better grasp on the situation.

http://www.greenpeace.org/slovenia/Global/international/publications/climate/2013/Silent-Killers.pdf

I know about the 10% renewables target and how it shares the bottom position with Luxembourg, two countries who could be fossil free in almost not time at all (especially Luxembourg, they also have the capital to do it).
I was more wondering if a green revolution is getting any closer… if people there are getting tired of being in the last place. I mean it would take so little for them to go to almost 100% renewables that 10% to 2020 is just sad.

In ten years from 2002 till 2012 Germany grew green electricity from 7,8% to 23,5%, they are European champions in installed wind and solar capacity and now they have 3i and eGolf.

So Germany is green at today’s standards.

It takes time, sure, but the goal and the way is clear.

Emissions grow because of Fukushima scare and nuke phase out, which is a totally separate story.

They are surely european champions… in dirty coal…

The nature don’t care about the reason for you emissions. It just feels Germanys increase in emissions and that the level of coal burning is higher than in 30 years.
You can find countries that are worse, but that doesn’t make Germany green.
They are trying to move up from the bottom half in EU when it comes to fossil fuels of total energy when looking at percentage and per capita… Looking at total numbers then they are not only worst in Europe, they are then 6th worst in the world.

They have a long way to go and might become less of a polluter in the future. Even maybe become green one day.
But… even though they are far from green today they should have some credit for trying to become less dirty and become greener even though it haven’t been getting the results nature wants yet.

Germany is #1 in the world in per capita solar capacity and in top 5 in the world in per capita wind capacity.

This is green enough already and it is only growing.

That Germany dislikes both carbon and nuclear waste cannot be a minus.

Which puts Germany at the 19th spot in the EU plus Norway and Switzerland when it comes to renewables as a percentage of the total energy.

And that’s only when looking at renewables. If you start looking at the emissions and the severness of the emissions it gets even worse.

Trying to become green in the future doesn’t equal being green now. China are trying much harder than Germany but you would hardly say that they are green now…

Most of Norway and Swiss renewables are hydro due to good geographical position.

You cannot expect Germans to build new mountains and new rivers, or occupy other countries to get new mountains and new rivers.

In what is realistically feasible in terms of renewables Germany is a top country and they are progressing even more.