Green Pulse Podcast: Can EVs and petrol duty hike green Singapore's land transport sector?

In this Green Pulse Podcast: We discuss with ST's Chris Tan and SUTD's Associate Professor Lynette Cheah, Singapore's drive to make its vehicle fleet cleaner, including new incentives to make cleaner cars more attractive.
In this Green Pulse Podcast: We discuss with ST's Chris Tan and SUTD's Associate Professor Lynette Cheah, Singapore's drive to make its vehicle fleet cleaner, including new incentives to make cleaner cars more attractive.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

Green Pulse Ep 45: Can EVs and petrol duty hike green Singapore's land transport sector?

17:56 mins

Synopsis: Every first and third Monday of the month, The Straits Times analyses the beat of the changing environment, from biodiversity conservation to climate change in this podcast series.

Singapore is ramping up its drive to make its vehicle fleet cleaner. New incentives have been introduced to make cleaner cars more attractive, while a petrol duty hike has been imposed to help “set price signals and change behaviour”. 

In this episode, Green Pulse hosts Audrey Tan and David Fogarty host ST senior transport correspondent Christopher Tan on the efforts to reduce emissions from the land transport sector, and whether the initiatives will yield results.

We also speak with Associate Professor Lynette Cheah, who leads the Sustainable Urban Mobility research group at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, on the link between land transport and climate change.

They discuss the following points:

  1. What’s new about Singapore’s push to electrify its vehicles. (1:54)

  2. Will the petrol duty hike affect livelihoods? (6:10) 

  3. The link between land transport and climate change (10:23) 

  4. How would the petrol duty hike affect individuals? (16:34)

Produced by: Audrey Tan (audreyt@sph.com.sg), David Fogarty (dfogarty@sph.com.sg) & Ernest Luis

Edited by: Adam Azlee

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