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STATISTICS MALTA

Motor Vehicles in Malta: Q1/2022

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NSO MOTOR VEHICLES IN MALTA Q12022

In the first quarter of 2022, the stock of licensed motor vehicles increased by 1,650 over the previous quarter.

At the end of March 2022, the stock of licensed motor vehicles stood at 414,669. Out of this total, 75.6 percent were passenger cars, 13.8 percent were commercial motor vehicles, 9.4 percent were motorcycles/quadricycles/EKick Scooters and All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), while buses and minibuses amounted to less than one per cent. During the quarter under review, the stock of licensed motor vehicles increased at a net average rate of 18 motor vehicles per day.

Newly licensed motor vehicles

Newly licensed motor vehicles put on the road during the period under review amounted to 5,008. The majority of the newly licensed motor vehicles, 3,061 or 61.1 percent of the total, were passenger cars, followed by motorcycles/Ebicycles/PA-Bicycles with 1,312 or 26.2 percent. Newly licensed ‘new’ motor vehicles amounted to 3,060 or 61.1 percent of the total, whereas newly licensed ‘used’ motor vehicles totalled 1,948 or 38.9 percent. An average of 56 motor vehicles per day were newly licensed during the quarter under review.

Motor vehicles under restriction

During the first quarter of 2022, 7,084 motor vehicles were taken off the road due to a restriction. Out of these, 33.6 percent were scrapped, 33.2 percent were garaged, while 31.3 percent were put up for resale. Motor vehicles that had their restriction ending during the quarter under review totalled 4,186. The majority were recorded as being resold (52.4 percent) or garaged (46.6 percent).

Motor energy type

As at the end of March 2022, 245,391 motor vehicles or 59.2 percent of the total had petrol-powered engines. Diesel-powered motor vehicles reached 155,761 or 37.6 percent of the total. Electric and plug-in hybrid motor vehicles accounted for 1.7 percent of the entire stock, with a total of 7,122 motor vehicles. When compared to the previous quarter, increases of 22.5 percent15.6 percent and 12.5 percent were registered in the plug-in hybrid (petrol-electric), mild hybrid (diesel-electric) and plug-in hybrid (diesel-electric) motor vehicles respectively.

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