Singapore moves to Euro 6 emissions standards from Sept 2017

Singapore will adopt the Euro 6 emission standards for petrol and diesel vehicles from Sep 1, 2017, the National Environment Agency said on Monday. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
Singapore will adopt the Euro 6 emission standards for petrol and diesel vehicles from Sep 1, 2017, the National Environment Agency said on Monday. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

SINGAPORE - Singapore will adopt the Euro 6 emission standards for petrol vehicles from Sept 1, 2017, the National Environment Agency said Monday.

Confirming what The Straits Times reported in June, the NEA said the new regulation will further reduce nitrogen oxide and fine particulate emissions.

Industry sources reckon Euro 6 will apply to diesel vehicles from Jan 1, 2018.

Currently, the standards for petrol and diesel vehicles here are Euro 4 and 5, respectivley.

Euro 6 is the highest engine emission standard set by the European Union. The EU's vehicular emission standards have been progressively implemented in Singapore and other countries.

NEA said it has been in consultation with the automotive industry since early this year, in order to provide manufacturers sufficient lead time to develop models that are able to meet the new standard.

The agency said "there will be an adequate supply" of relevant vehicles for "consumers to choose from" by the time the new standards kick in.