Cars and taxis that are registered from 1 January 2018 to 30 June 2018 (both dates inclusive) will be exempted from the PM criterion under the VES. Their VES band will be evaluated based on the worst performing emissions of four pollutants of hydrocarbons (HC), carbon oxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and carbon dioxide (CO2) (i.e. PM emission is exempted during this interim period).
Thereafter, cars and taxis that are registered from 1 July 2018 to 31 December 2019 (both dates inclusive) will have their VES band evaluated based on the worst performing emissions of five pollutants of HC, CO, NOx, PM and CO2.
The PM emission of Port Fuel Injection (PFI) cars which have not been tested for their PM emission will be assumed to be the Euro 6 emission limits for PM under the VES, and will fall into the maximum VES surcharge band (i.e. $20,000 surcharge) regardless of the emissions of the remaining four pollutants of HC, CO, NOx and CO2.