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Singapore to adopt Euro VI emission standards for petrol vehicles from 2017

Dec 2, 2014 18:20 IST

Singapore on 1 December 2014 announced to adopt the Euro VI emission standards for petrol vehicles from 2017. While, for diesel vehicles Euro VI will apply from 2018.

The announcement is a part of pledge of the nation to cut carbon emissions by 7 per cent to 11 per cent below 2020 business-as-usual (BAU) levels, and in case of a binding international agreement, by 16 per cent below BAU.

The new regulation will further reduce nitrogen oxide and fine particulate emissions from vehicular emissions and help to improve Singapore’s ambient air quality.

Currently, the standards for petrol and diesel vehicles here are Euro IV and V respectively.

The EU’s vehicular emission standards impose strict rules on tailpipe gas emissions of new vehicles sold in EU member states. They have also been progressively implemented in Singapore and other countries.

From September 2017, the nation will accept petrol vehicles using Port Fuel Injection (PFI) technology that have achieved Japanese emission standards as being equivalent to meeting Euro VI emission standards.

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