National Strategy for the introduction of electric mobility in Malta and Gozo
The National Strategy for the introduction of electric mobility in Malta and the island of Gozo was introduced in July 2012 by the Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs to enable the two islands to enjoy the multiple benefits stemming from a lower carbon-intensive carbon sector. One such benefit is the potential for carbon emissions reductions. A number of drivetrains are considered and include battery electric, fuel cell electric and hybrid technologies. The transport modes considered for electric mobility are bicycles, scooters, motorcycles, cars, vans, trucks and buses.
The Strategy formulates a number of policy recommendations to be implemented by relevant authorities. It strengthens the case for using renewable energy in transportation, suggests legal and economic discriminations to speed up the introduction of electric vehicles and outlines the indicative target of 5 000 electric vehicles by 2020. In November 2013, the Malta National Electromobility Action Plan was published by the Malta National Electromobility Platform to follow up on the Strategy's implementation.
Emit no more than 8 kilotonnes NOX, 9 kilotonnes SO2, 3 kilotonnes NH3, 12 kilotonnes VOC by 2010
5% increase in non-ETS sector emissions by 2020 compared with a 2005 baseline
5,000 electric vehicles by 2020
10% transport energy from renewables by 2020
5,000 total electric vehicles by 2020