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New carbon emission scheme for cars to start on Jan 1

Published on Dec 28, 2012 10:10 AM
 
A label on a car in a Volkswagen showroom showing the Carbon Emissions-based Vehicle Scheme (CEVS) banding it is in, as well as information on its fuel economy. The new scheme will apply to all new cars, taxis and newly-imported used cars registered from Jan 1 next year, said the Land Transport Authority in a statement on Friday. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

The new Carbon Emissions-based Vehicle Scheme (CEVS) will apply to all new cars, taxis and newly-imported used cars registered from Jan 1 next year, said the Land Transport Authority in a statement on Friday.

Car buyers are advised to look out for the mandatory Fuel Economy Labelling Scheme (FELS) labels with LTA's logo at car showrooms. The label is required to be affixed on cars that have been LTA-approved and provides the carbon emissions and fuel efficiency performance of the car model.

Only cars that are approved by LTA under FELS can be registered for use from Jan 1 and low emission models will qualify for CEVS rebates.

Under the new scheme, registered cars with low carbon emissions of less than or equal to 160g carbon emissions per kilometre (CO2/km) will qualify for rebates of between $5,000 and $20,000. This will be given as an offset against the vehicle's Additional Registration Fee.

 
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