Reacting to recent news that an average of 55 motor vehicles a day were added to Malta’s roads during the first quarter of 2021, Liana Cremona, mobility and logistics consultant and former Chief Operations Officer at GoTo maintains, “it’s clear from these results that not enough is done to promote car-pooling, car-sharing, use of public transport/services” on the island.

Sharing an article by BusinessNow on social media, Ms Cremona referenced the fact that Malta’s total stock of licensed motor vehicles increased by 1,876 over the quarter.

The good news is that when compared to the previous quarter, increases of 21.5 per cent, 14.6 per cent and 12.3 per cent were registered in the Electric, Hybrid (Electric/ Diesel), and Hybrid (Electric/Petrol) motor vehicles respectively.

Yet while this is certainly a step in the right direction as far as environmental considerations are concerned, these developments do little to alleviate traffic congestion on Maltese roads – a predicament which car sharing platforms like GoTo aim at tackling.

“More needs to be done to motivate individuals/companies to adopt different modes of shared transport and consider it the norm. Better still continue to enhance and promote incentives to move away from I.C.E,” Ms Cremona attests.

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