There were a total of 1,356 registered electric cars and motorbikes on Maltese roads in 2017, figures tabled in Parliament today show.
Tabled by Transport Minister Ian Borg, the figures, divided yearly between 2013 and 2017, presented a steady increase in numbers throughout the five years.
In 2017, there were a total of 1,061 electric cars and 295 electric motorbikes on Maltese roads.
The number increased over threefold since 2013, when 346 electrics cars and 86 motorbikes were registered.
However, it's clear that electric vehicles have barely made a dent in the market, when compared to the number of vehicles on Malta’s roads overall.
There were 365,483 licensed motor vehicles at the end of June 2017, 1.1 per cent more than in the previous quarter, reflecting an average increase of 43 cars per day.