NEA not ready to announce plans for expiring car emissions scheme

Singapore has been using a taxation strategy to encourage cleaner cars here since 2001.
Singapore has been using a taxation strategy to encourage cleaner cars here since 2001.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - The Vehicular Emissions Scheme (VES), which rewards or penalises car buyers according to the pollutants their purchases produce, will expire at the end of this year, but there is still no word on whether it will be extended or made even more stringent.

In response to queries from The Straits Times, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said: "We will announce future plans for the scheme when ready and ahead of its expiry, taking into account feedback from the public and the industry, the scheme's impact on motorists' purchasing decisions and technological advances in vehicles."

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