Electric car sales forge ahead in Singapore, powered by tax incentives

The Tesla Model X (left) and Jaguar I-Pace. The Electric Vehicle Early Adoption Incentive and the enhanced Vehicular Emissions Scheme took effect on Jan 1 and together offer buyers up to $45,000 in tax breaks.
The Tesla Model X (left) and Jaguar I-Pace. The Electric Vehicle Early Adoption Incentive and the enhanced Vehicular Emissions Scheme took effect on Jan 1 and together offer buyers up to $45,000 in tax breaks. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Electric car sales have picked up, powered by new tax incentives which kicked in last month.

Land Transport Authority figures show 60 full-electric cars were registered in January - nearly two-thirds of full-year registrations for such vehicles in 2020. On a monthly basis, January's 60 units far outpaced 2020's monthly average of 8.3 units.

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