Yes, as long as the replacement vehicle is a new Category C vehicle. It can be propelled by electricity/petrol/petrol-electric/petrol-CNG/diesel/diesel-electric/diesel-CNG. The replacement vehicle also need not be of the same type as the existing vehicle (for example, an existing Light Goods Vehicle can be replaced with a Heavy Goods Vehicle).
If the replacement vehicle is:
•diesel-propelled (i.e. diesel/diesel-electric/diesel-CNG), it must be at least Euro VI-compliant. If the vehicle’s maximum laden weight (MLW) is less than or equal to 3,500kg, it can also be JPN2009 with Euro VI PN-compliant. If the vehicle’s MLW is more than 3,500kg, it can also be PPNLT with Euro VI PM-compliant;
•non-diesel-propelled (i.e. CNG/petrol/petrol-CNG/petrol-electric), it must be at least Euro VI-compliant. If the vehicle is using Gasoline Direct Injection technology, it can also be JPN2009 with Euro VI PN-compliant. If the vehicle is using Port Fuel Injection technology, it can also be JPN2009-compliant. For vehicles tested to JPN2009 and using Gasoline Direct Injection engines not equipped with a NOx storage reduction catalyst, they are required to also comply with the JPN2009 PM limits or the Euro VI PM limits.
In addition, you must fulfill the registration conditions of the replacement vehicle, such as obtaining LTA’s prior approval for registration of a private bus, private hire bus, etc.