07 Mar '12, 11am

New carbon emissions scheme for vehicles

SINGAPORE: From July next year, those registering new cars with higher carbon emissions will pay between S$5,000 and S$20,000 more. And rebates within the same range apply to vehicles producing less carbon dioxide from January next year. This comes with a new Carbon Emissions-Based Vehicle Scheme (CEVS) taking effect in phases, to give consumers and the motor industry more time to adjust. The scheme replaces the existing Green Vehicle Rebate, which has experienced a low take-up rate at less than 2 per cent of Singapore's total car and taxi population as at end-2011. The new scheme will be applicable till end-2014, after which it will be reviewed. Besides new cars, it applies to all taxis and newly-imported used cars registered from 2013 onwards. Under the new scheme, electric cars may enjoy significant registration rebates. They fall under "Band A" of the scheme. Cars with...

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