The Motorist Guide to the Early Turnover Scheme for older commercial vehicles in Singapore

Published by on . Updated on 6 Feb 2024

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The Early Turnover Scheme in Singapore is a fantastic opportunity for diesel truck and bus owners. It's a government-backed program that makes it easier and more appealing for you to switch to newer, greener vehicles. Think of it as doing your part for the environment, while also getting some great benefits for yourself. The best part? It's totally in line with Singapore's goals to be a greener city, helping to cut down on vehicle emissions and keeping our city vibrant and clean. In this article, we're going to walk you through everything you need to know about the ETS - from how to get involved to the positive difference it makes for you and our planet.

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The Early Turnover Scheme (ETS) is like giving our environment a helping hand. It's all about getting rid of those old diesel workhorses and bringing in cleaner, more efficient vehicles. This switch isn't just good for the planet - it's smart for business too. Think of it as trading up: out with the old, polluting trucks and in with the new, green machines. It's a win-win. Every business that jumps on board with ETS is taking a small, but important step towards a cleaner world, one vehicle at a time.

Key benefits of the Early Turnover Scheme
  1. Environmental Protection: Switching from those old diesel trucks and buses to cleaner, greener models is like giving your wheels a fresh, eco-friendly update. It's about cutting down our carbon footprints, one vehicle at a time, and moving us towards a future where our transport is more sustainable. It's a practical step we can all take to help our planet.
  2. Fuel Efficiency: Switch to smarter, wallet-friendly commercial vehicles with the ETS. Enjoy the latest in fuel-saving technology that meets the Euro VI standards. You'll save on fuel costs and help make the air cleaner for everyone. It's a smart move for both your budget and the environment.
  3. Economic Stimulus: This program is sparking a higher demand for new commercial vehicles. That's great news for the car industry and its friends in finance, insurance, and vehicle servicing. By putting the spotlight on eco-friendly vehicles, the ETS is guiding us towards a future where taking care of the environment and growing our economy go hand in hand.
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Are you thinking about trading in your old commercial vehicle for a newer, eco-friendlier option? Well, the Land Transport Authority's Early Turnover Scheme (ETS) offers some great incentives that might just catch your eye. But, just a heads-up, it's not a one-size-fits-all deal. Let's dive into what you need to know to see if this opportunity is right for you:

  1. Vehicle Category and Age: First things first, your current set of wheels needs to be a Category C vehicle. Got one that rolled out between January 1, 2001, and December 31, 2013? Great! Plan to say goodbye to it between April 1, 2023, and March 31, 2025. This part's all about getting those old diesel or diesel-hybrid clunkers off the road to clear the air a bit.
  2. Emission Standards for Replacement Vehicle: When you're in the market for a new vehicle, think green! Go for cars that hit the Euro VI mark or better. And hey, if you're eyeing something from the Commercial Vehicle Emissions Scheme (CVES) list, aim high – Bands A or B are your best bet. Let's leave Band C behind. Choosing eco-friendly wheels is more than just a good move; it's our way of keeping the air clean and fresh for all of us.
  3. Ownership Consistency and Timeframe: When you switch out your old vehicle, make sure to register the new one in the same name. Remember, time is of the essence – you have a month from the day you say goodbye to your old car to welcome the new one. So, if you're letting go of your current car on August 15, 2023, you'll need to have your new one by September 14, 2023. This helps make sure that those who are really dedicated to making a difference for the environment get the benefits they deserve.

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