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The Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Public Works has announced a new €150 grant for individuals purchasing a private e-kick scooters.

The new grant, promoted as “a new programme of financial incentives to promote cleaner and more sustainable transport options,” is being launched on the same day that the rental of e-kick scooters is banned across Malta and Gozo.

This initiative, issued by Transport Malta, aims to encourage the use of more zero-emission vehicles and reduce air pollution from the traffic sector in our country, said the Ministry.

Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Public Works Chris Bonett said that although the rental of e-kick scooters has been stopped, the use of private e-kick scooters will remain permissible and encouraged as alternative and sustainable means of transport.

“We will continue to invest and incentivise those who choose to use alternative modes of transport that further protect our environment. Having already announced financial incentives for electric vehicles, we are announcing new schemes when it comes to the purchase of private e-kick scooters”, said the Minister.

He reiterated that this scheme, together with other initiatives already implemented, underscores the Government’s commitment to promote an environmentally friendly policy and make a tangible difference in the field of alternative transport.

Anyone who buys a new e-kick scooter for personal use and registers it with Transport Malta will be eligible for a financial incentive of €150.

Applications and further information about the scheme are available and may be obtained from Transport Malta’s offices or online from Transport Malta’s website www.transport.gov.mt.

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