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Charger Types

EFAPOWER EV- Public Charger stations are able to charge all electric vehicles compliant with AC (Alternating Current) charging system standards. The Medium speed AC recharging pillar requires a three phase supply which is able to deliver electricity at a maximum power output between 7.4 kW ≤ P ≤ 22 kW.

The Fast AC charging pillar, also requires a three phase supply, delivering electricity at a maximum power output, P > 22 kW. Both chargers for L-category electric vehicles above 3.7 kW are equipped, for interoperability purposes, with 2 socket-outlets or vehicle connectors of Type 2 as described in standard EN 2-62196.

Charging Stations


E-Drive Plug ‘n’ Charge Packages

Standard E-Drive Rates for Medium charging pillars Fast E-Drive Rates for Fast charging pillars
Off peak: €0.1698/unit Off peak: €0.1798/unit
On peak: €0.1885/unit On Peak: €0.1985/unit

Off-peak hours: Between 00:00am and 05:59am and between 12:00pm and 15:59pm, and on Sundays all day (i.e. between 00:00am and 23:59pm)


1. Why do I need to register and what’s the process of the Charge My Ride registration?2021-10-11T14:45:27+02:00

Through the Charge My Ride Mobile Application, a user has to register their account to be able to successfully charge their electric vehicle in one of Malta’s publicly accessible charging infrastructure. This registration will facilitate the payment process for the user and allow the system to notify the user of any updates or news.

2. How can I access the map with service areas?2021-10-11T14:52:56+02:00

The Charge my Ride app and the interactive stations map indicated on this website show the areas where active, publicly accessible charging pillars are available around Malta and Gozo. Anyone who has registered their account on the Charge my Ride app will be able to access all these charging pillars.

3. I am having difficulties with my account/charging pillar that I am using. How do I report it?2021-10-22T11:33:53+02:00

You may contact us on the helpline 2779 9299 which is available 24/7. The process is the same with damages to a particular charging pillar.

4. How much is the penalty incurred if I leave my electric vehicle in the parking bay once fully charged? What about conventional vehicles parked on a charging bay?2021-10-22T11:49:37+02:00

It is within the Government’s plan to send automatic notifications to the driver once their electric vehicle is at 80% charged and also at fully charged, allowing a grace period for the driver to remove his vehicle.


5. Where are the free-of-charge public electric charging points here in Malta?2021-10-11T15:31:26+02:00

As part of the PORT-PVEV project, three solar charging stations were installed at Ċirkewwa Ferry Terminal, Ta’Xbiex Marina and Deep Water Quay Car park in Valletta, providing a further 6 charging pillars to the national network. The car ports were covered with PV panels, creating a total potential output of 17,246kWh per annum per site. Each solar carport houses 2 dual charges pillars, one connected to the grid and the other connected to the on-site battery pack (24kWh which stored solar power produced on site) as well as to the grid.

6. How can visiting tourists charge their electric vehicle in Malta?2021-10-22T11:52:56+02:00

All the existing and new infrastructure for EV charging will be requested to adopt an interoperable platform supporting an Open Charge Point Protocol.

Since the charging infrastructure will be interoperable a user from within Europe may simply register with the local Charging Pillar Operator and use the pay as you go system.

Other options to enable cross border charging include opting for a Charging Pillar Operator which supports an e-Roaming platform or an ad hoc type charging. All these methods have been considered and included as a potential means of charging methods which do not necessarily require the need to have a contract with any CPO (in the case of ad-hoc charging). Rates might differ.

7. How much energy is needed to charge my vehicle?2021-10-22T11:53:43+02:00

The amount of electricity used depends on how much the vehicle is used. There are two types of charging pillars, one is Medium and takes around 6 hours to charge a car and the other is Fast which takes less than 1 hour to charge a car. The Fast chargers require a 200A supply whilst a medium-fast requires a 3 phase supply (60Amp). To give a practical example, an overnight full charge would cost €1, consuming around 7½ units and run the vehicle for 30km the next day. This is just an average and the price also depends on the model of the car.

8. What is the difference between a public charging pillar and public charging point? What is the duration of each charge?2021-10-11T16:06:26+02:00

The charging pillar is the actual physical pillar whilst the charging point is part of the charging pillar. In practice, a single charging pillar may consist of two charging points.

As a general rule, the time taken for the battery to be charged depends heavily on the battery pack of the vehicle and the technology used within the vehicle as well as the type of charging infrastructure one uses. However, charging through the off-peak hours would be more than sufficient to cover the needs for the daily commute of a normal user.

9. How can I know whether a public charging pillar is in use or not?2021-10-22T11:54:28+02:00

Such information may be accessed from the mobile app.

10. As a business owner, I’m interested in investing in public charging infrastructure. How can I get more information?2021-10-22T11:59:43+02:00

Private investors wishing to invest in public charging pillars, will soon have the option of applying for a Charging Pillar Operator (CPO) license with the Regulator for Energy and Water (REWS) which gives them the ability to open their infrastructure to the general public. Interested businesses, should contact REWS on [email protected] or the Ministry for Energy on [email protected] with their request.

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