To be eligible for the revised Early Turnover Scheme (ETS), the replacement vehicle must be:
• A Cat C vehicle and not COE-exempted.
• Any vehicle type, e.g. an existing Light Goods Vehicle (LGV) can be replaced with a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV). However, the registered owner must fulfil the registration conditions of the replacement vehicle, such as obtaining LTA’s prior approval for the registration of a private hire bus, etc;
• Electric vehicle, or Euro VI-compliant if it is propelled by diesel, diesel-CNG, diesel-electric, CNG, petrol, petrol-CNG or petrol-electric;
o Diesel, diesel-CNG or diesel-electric vehicles with maximum laden weight (MLW) of less than or equal to 3,500kg can also be JPN2009 with Euro VI Particle Number (PN)-compliant;
o Diesel, diesel-CNG or diesel-electric vehicles with MLW of more than 3,500kg can also be PPNLT with Euro VI Particulate Matters (PM)-compliant;
o Petrol, petrol-CNG, petrol-electric or CNG vehicles can also be JPN2009 with Euro VI Particle Number (PN)-compliant if using Gasoline Direct Injection technology, or JPN2009-compliant if using Port Fuel Injection technology. 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;
• Registered in the name of the last registered owner of the existing vehicle; and
• Registered within 1 month from the date of deregistration of the existing vehicle.