Only electric cars will qualify for $20,000 tax rebate from July under new emissions scheme

The new Vehicular Emissions Scheme is a more stringent scheme of rebates and surcharges, and takes into account various pollutants besides carbon dioxide.
The new Vehicular Emissions Scheme is a more stringent scheme of rebates and surcharges, and takes into account various pollutants besides carbon dioxide.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Motor traders are appealing for a revision to an emissions scheme which they deem too stringent.

Come July 1, only full-electric cars - which are costlier and in limited supply - will qualify for the top-tier rebate of $20,000 under the Vehicular Emissions Scheme.

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