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Green Paper Towards Cleaner Vehicles on our Roads


From: Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning
​Published: ​15 June 2021
Running till: ​13 July 2021
​Last Updated: 14 July 2021

1.        Background​

A Green Paper on the use of cleaner vehicles on our roads was drafted intended to invite feedback from stakeholders and public in general regarding the announced ICE cut-off date.

In 2019, t
he Cleaner Vehicles Commission (CVC) was set up with the objective to propose a date by when new registrations of passenger cars and small vans that are not zero or low emission might not be permitted. Subsequently, between 2019 and 2020, the CVC held a number of consultations with different stakeholders that ranged from Government entities, to the vehicle related industry and users, to representatives of economic, social and civil society. Furthermore, two studies have been commissioned to provide an analysis on potential cut-off dates and their impacts thereto.

the case of Malta, a cut-off date might mean that it will not be possible to register the following type of new vehicles, unless they are not a zero or low emission vehicle:-

L4 (motor-vehicles with less than 4-wheels);

M15 (vehicles used for carriage of passengers comprising not more than 8 seats in addition to the driver);

N16 (vehicles used for carriage of goods and having a maximum mass not exceeding 3.5 tons)​ 

The following are being put forward to discuss further:

  1. Charging Points – accessibility of charging points and charging infrastructure.
  2. Air Quality – environmental issues in our localities are linked to air pollutant emissions.
  3. Certified technical people – required skills with ZLEV technology in particular for panel beaters and mechanics.
  4. Incentives and disincentives –Government launched incentives to promote the uptake of electric vehicles.
  5. Cut-off date – This would give a clear path for the transformation of the road transport sector.

2.        Consultation Questions
The Cleaner Vehicles Commission wishes to launch the second-round of broad public consultation and is inviting all interested parties to provide input to the most relevant questions presented in the Green Paper, according to their expertise.

4.        Submission of input
Submissions were sent by email to by the 13th of July 2021 at the latest​.
We thank you for your input.

Please be informed that comments submitted, together with the identity of the contributor, may be published online at the end of the public consultation, unless the contributor objects to the publication of his/her personal data. In this case, the contribution may be published in anonymous form.​

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In addition, please be aware of:
·         Disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (Chapter 496)
As we are a public authority all documents we hold, including documents related to this public consultation process, may be released following a request to us under the Freedom of Information Act (Chap. 496), unless such request may be subject of an exemption arising from the same Act.​

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