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GRTU Council Member and representative on the Localities Michael Galea attended a day seminar organised by Transport Malta. During the seminar Transport Malta (TM) launched the Electric Mini Cab Operator License (EMOL) and explained in detail how the process will work and what are the main objectives of this service. Below is the information gathered:
Any person or Company can apply for EMOL as long as one comes in line with requirements
This service is an activity providing and coordinating Electric Minicab Services to passengers for hire or reward
An EMOL licence is required to operate this service in accordance with Taxi Service Regulations. TM will not issue more than one EMOL to any undertaking be it a person or an association
Any person who wishes to operate one or more electric mini cabs requires an EMOL. There is no minimum or maximum amount of Electric Minicabs under an EMOL
There is no expiry date of the EMOL, however TM requires the operator to submit every 5 years a declaration of compliance with the requirements of the Electric Mini Cab
To apply the person has to be of good repute and conduct
This service does not conflict with Taxi Service business. The target market are customers that would to travel from ½ to 3 kms. The maximum fee that one can charge is €5. There is no taxi meter in each cab, hence the service fee would need to be arranged between the driver and the customer
All vehicles have to have a COC certificate. Maximum speed 45 km/hr and an un laden mass of 400 kg.
TM worked on the Portuguese framework .
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