Singapore to halt registration of new diesel vehicles from 2025 in line with green energy objectives

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10th July 2024 – (Singapore) Singapore has announced its decision to discontinue the registration of new diesel cars and taxis starting from 2025 as part of its commitment to promoting cleaner energy solutions, according to a statement by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Wednesday.

In a bid to align with its vision for a greener future and combat climate change, Singapore aims to encourage the adoption of more sustainable transportation options. As a result, the LTA has imposed stricter measures to discourage the renewal of diesel car ownership. Existing diesel car owners will still have the option to renew their certificate of entitlement, but they will be subjected to higher road taxes as a deterrent.

However, it’s important to note that these restrictions will not extend to the import and registration of vehicles falling under the Classic Vehicle Scheme and Vintage Vehicle Scheme. The LTA has excluded these categories from the new regulations, recognizing their historical and cultural significance.

Singapore has set an ambitious target of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, demonstrating its commitment to tackling climate change and becoming a leader in sustainability efforts. By phasing out new diesel vehicle registrations, the country aims to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality, thus contributing to its larger environmental goals.

The move towards cleaner energy sources and alternative modes of transportation is in line with global efforts to combat climate change and transition to more sustainable practices. Singapore’s decision to limit the registration of new diesel vehicles highlights the nation’s determination to drive positive change and prioritise the well-being of its citizens and the environment.