Tougher car emission rules for Singapore in the pipeline

But the improved air quality will mean incremental cost increases for motorists, who may have to pay more for some vehicle models and, almost certainly, for better quality fuels required by the new standard. The Straits Times understands that the expected date for implementation is early 2014, but the National Environment Agency (NEA) did not want to comment on the timeline when approached. It is understood that the agency has sounded out the motor and oil industries on the new emission standard. 'We confirm that the NEA has engaged us in these discussions,' an ExxonMobil spokesman said. Motor Traders Association vice-president Michael Wong said the NEA had made some inquiries on how quickly the industry could meet a new standard. 'We told them we need ample lead time, at least 18 months' notice,' he said. The last time Singapore raised the emission standard for petrol veh...

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