About 1/3 of pollutive motorcycles deregistered

Under the NEA scheme announced last year, motorbike owners get a $3,500 rebate for each affected bike deregistered by April 5, 2023. No motorcycle registered before July 1, 2003, will be allowed on the road after June 30, 2028.
Under the NEA scheme announced last year, motorbike owners get a $3,500 rebate for each affected bike deregistered by April 5, 2023. No motorcycle registered before July 1, 2003, will be allowed on the road after June 30, 2028.ST FILE PHOTO

Incentive scheme affects 27,000 motorbikes, but some owners hold on to vintage models

About a third of 27,000 motorcycles affected by a scheme designed to persuade owners to scrap their old, pollutive two-wheelers have been deregistered, a year after the incentive was announced.

In response to queries from The Straits Times, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said more than 8,300 out of the 27,000 such motorcycles had been deregistered or scrapped at the end of last month.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 23, 2019, with the headline 'About 1/3 of pollutive motorcycles deregistered'. Print Edition | Subscribe