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3.3% Of Licensed Vehicles In Malta Electric By June 2023

3.3% Of Licensed Vehicles In Malta Electric By June 2023
Aug 1 2023 Share

In the second quarter of 2023, there was a noteworthy surge in the total number of licensed motor vehicles, with particular emphasis on the rising prominence of electric vehicles (EVs). 

The licensed stock reached 432,039 by the end of June 2023, indicating an increase of 5,319 vehicles compared to the previous quarter.

Electric vehicles played a significant role in this growth, constituting 3.3% of the entire stock, which accounted for 14,336 vehicles. This segment experienced remarkable progress, witnessing notable increases in various categories. 

Combined (diesel-LPG) motor vehicles saw a remarkable rise of 40.9% compared to the preceding quarter. Moreover, pure electric motor vehicles registered an impressive surge of 17.8%, and plug-in hybrid (diesel-electric) motor vehicles also showed a commendable growth of 13.3%.

This comes through the new report by the National Statistics Office (NSO), which showed that passenger cars remained dominant among the licensed vehicles, comprising 74.2% of the total. 

However, EVs, with their environmentally friendly and sustainable features, are gradually gaining traction in the market. Among the newly licensed vehicles, 55.6% were passenger cars, and encouragingly, 17.9% were electric vehicles, including motorcycles, PA-bikes, and E-bikes.

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Local Body Positivity Influencer Reflects On Barbie

Local Body Positivity Influencer Reflects On Barbie
Aug 1 2023 Share

“So I watched Barbie and felt a whole lot of emotions”, Claire Apap, a body positivity blogger and plus size influencer, wrote to begin her Barbie Movie reflection post. 

“I definitely don’t look anything  like the stereotypical Barbie and did not play with them much when I was young. I could not relate to the “pretty” image the Barbie represented and while my sister loved playing with dolls, playing with them did not make me happy at the time.” 

However, she said, watching this movie and “seeing women of all shapes, colours and sizes being Barbies healed a part of my soul I had forgotten was broken.” 

“I am now a confident adult and I feel beautiful but watching this movie made me feel so happy that other young girls won’t have to feel how I felt all those days.” 

“Went to the restroom right after the movie and some ladies and I had a full barbie supportive moment complimenting each other which was super sweet.” 

“I think should be all women’s responsibility to make sure we do not limit other women. We should all feel good, we should all believe we can be anything we want to be. We should all feel like we can be pretty, strong, smart and most of all, we should all be heard.”

Have you watched Barbie yet?

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Malta CPD Officers In Greece Face Raging Fires Head On

Malta CPD Officers In Greece Face Raging Fires Head On
Aug 1 2023 Share

The 20 Civil Protection Malta officers sent to aid in managing wildfires in Greece have continued to share their experience in their humanitarian aid effort. 

The officers were sent as part of the EU Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid initiative which seeks to aid the Greek authorities in managing the raging fires hitting various countries due to rising temperatures amidst a summer heatwave and climate crises. 

The 20 officers can be seen hard at work in images shared by the official CPD page on social media. Keeping each other safe and showing solidarity, the team explained last week that this opportunity will prove a valuable teaching experience for when they return to Malta.

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Euphoria Star Angus Cloud Dies at Age 25

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In a devastating announcement that has left fans and colleagues in shock, the family of ‘Euphoria’ star Angus Cloud confirmed his passing at the young age of 25. The news was shared through a heartfelt statement from his family, expressing their grief and honouring his memory.

“It is with the heaviest heart that we had to say goodbye to an incredible human today. As an artist, a friend, a brother, and a son, Angus was special to all of us in so many ways,” the statement read.

The note went on to reveal the profound emotional struggles Angus had been facing in recent times, particularly in the aftermath of his father’s passing. Just last week, he laid his father to rest and had been intensely grappling with the loss. The bond between Angus and his late father was evidently strong, as they were best friends.

Angus Cloud had always been open about his battle with mental health, bravely discussing his experiences with the hope of encouraging others to seek help and understanding. His family’s statement highlighted this aspect, saying, “We hope that his passing can be a reminder to others that they are not alone and should not fight this on their own in silence.”

As the news of his untimely demise spreads, heartfelt tributes and condolences from fans, co-stars, and fellow artists are pouring in on social media platforms. Angus’ portrayal of Fezco, a complex and multifaceted character in the hit HBO series ‘Euphoria,’ had earned him a dedicated following and critical acclaim.

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