Net Average 43 New Vehicles Hit Maltese Roads Daily

Net Average 43 New Vehicles Hit Maltese Roads Daily
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In the third quarter of 2023, the number of licensed motor vehicles increased by 3,968 compared to the previous quarter, reaching a total of 436,007 by the end of September 2023. 

These vehicles were categorised as follows: 73.9% were passenger cars, 14.2% were commercial and agricultural vehicles, and 11.3% were motorcycles, E-bikes, PA-bikes, E-kick scooters, quadricycles, and All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs).

 Buses and minibuses constituted less than 1% of the total.

The average daily increase in licensed motor vehicles during the quarter was 43. Additionally, 6,386 newly licensed motor vehicles were introduced during this period. Of these, 56.0% were passenger cars, and 18.4% were motorcycles, PA-bikes, and E-bikes. 

Among these newly licensed vehicles, 60.2% were classified as ‘new,’ while 39.8% were categorised as ‘used.’

Throughout the third quarter of 2023, 5,856 motor vehicles were taken off the road due to various restrictions. 

Of these, 40.5% were placed in garages, 34.3% were resold, and 22.8% were scrapped. Additionally, 3,621 motor vehicles had their restrictions lifted during the same period, with the majority either being resold (51.9%) or placed in garages (47.3%).

As of September 2023, 58.2% of the total motor vehicles had petrol-powered engines, while 35.9% were diesel-powered. Electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles accounted for 3.7% of the stock, totalling 15,960 vehicles. 

Compared to the previous quarter, there were notable increases in plug-in hybrid (diesel-electric), electric, and combined (diesel-LPG) vehicles, with growth rates of 20.6%, 13.4%, and 10.8% respectively. Read full NSO report here.


Maltese Photographer Documents ADE Journey with International Brand Mixmag

Maltese Photographer Documents ADE Journey with International Brand Mixmag
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In the heart of the pulsating energy that is the Amsterdam Dance Event 2023, Maltese photographer Justine Ellul teamed up with the globally acclaimed brand Mixmag to create a visual tapestry of the electronic dance music extravaganza.

With an impeccable eye for detail and a gravitation towards electric moments, Ellul delved into the heart of the ADE and captured absolutely unforgettable moments.


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Ellul’s camera lens danced alongside the beats of legendary artists such as Armin Van Buuren, James Hype, Franky Rizardo, Oostil from Afterlife, and the enchanting Syreeta, to name just a few. Each click of the shutter caught a moment in time of what is one of the world’s greatest dance music events in the dance music capital of the world, Amsterdam.

The crescendo of Ellul’s ADE journey was marked by a collaboration with international star DJ Peggy Gou at DGTL Festival. Ellul meticulously documented Gou’s magnetic presence, capturing the essence of her musical journey and the enraptured audience that hung on to every beat.

Through her collaboration with Mixmag, Ellul has once again proven that music and imagery, when intertwined with skill and passion, create a unique experience that not only waves the Maltese flag in a dance music capital but solidifies talent like Justine’s across the globe.


6.1 Million Fortnite Players In 1 Weekend For Original Map

6.1 Million Fortnite Players In 1 Weekend For Original Map
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Fortnite has achieved a remarkable milestone, surpassing its previous player record by over two million, with a staggering 6,172,463 players logging in during the release of the new season, Fortnite OG. This version harkens back to the game’s 2018 iteration, capitalizing on nostalgia and retaining a substantial player base of 5,222,248.

The surge in players is attributed to a longing for the earlier days of the game, despite criticism for the season’s pricing strategy for its battle pass. Although some were frustrated, many players, possibly including those returning after years or for the first time, contributed to the unprecedented numbers.

The event is scheduled to continue until December 2, and even a return to regular player levels would still be considered substantial. Epic Games likely enjoyed significant profitability from the surge in players over the weekend.

Fortnite OG features the return of old maps and cosmetics, pleasing the player community. The previous all-time player record was 3,913,817, reached shortly after the launch of Fortnite OG, indicating significant interest in the temporary event. There has been no official word on extending it.

Despite the success, Epic plans to conclude Fortnite OG next month, leaving room for speculation about potential future nostalgic events. This release has proven to be a successful formula for the game.


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Ed Sheeran To Perform in Malta On June 26th

Ed Sheehan: World’s Most Sought After Artist In Malta June 26th
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Ed Sheeran in Concert: The world’s most sought-after artist will perform in Malta in June 2024!

Get ready for a musical journey like no other as global superstar Ed Sheeran is set to captivate the hearts of fans against the stunning backdrop of Malta. This one-night-only concert, organised by AEG Presents, greatt, and NNG Promotions in partnership with One Fiinix Live, promises to be an epic showstopper. 

Mark your calendars and secure your tickets for a night of musical magic you won’t want to miss. Tickets will be available starting on Friday, November 10th, at 10:00 am, exclusively on www.showshappening.com. 

Ed Sheeran’s chart-topping hits have earned him a special place in the hearts of millions worldwide. This concert will be an opportunity for fans to witness his incredible talent live, with a performance that promises to be unforgettable. 

The organizers are thrilled to bring this great talent to the islands, and this concert is set to be a landmark event. We’re working tirelessly to ensure it’s a night to remember for all in attendance. 

The event is proudly supported by Visit Malta and The Ministry for Tourism, highlighting the significance of this concert in showcasing Malta’s cultural and entertainment appeal on a global stage. Hon. Minister Clayton Bartolo stated that Ed Sheeran’s concert is a testament that Malta has become a staple for all artists worldwide. 

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this historic concert event. Secure your tickets early and be prepared for a night of musical brilliance on June 26, 2024, in Malta.