Light goods vehicles are the most populous type of diesel commercial vehicle in Singapore and contribute significantly to particulate matter, a pollutant for which we are lagging behind in our 2020 air quality targets. We need to encourage more of such eligible owners to turnover to newer and cleaner Euro VI or equivalent vehicles. We had also received feedback that the incentives provided for Light Goods Vehicles were too low compared to those for Heavy Goods Vehicles. The increased bonus is meant to incentivise higher turnover of Light Goods Vehicles, to achieve a greater improvement in air quality.
almost 2 years ago