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Singapore will ban registration of diesel cars and taxis from 2025


Singapore will ban registration of diesel taxis and cars from 2025. The government expects only clean energy vehicles to be on the country's roads by 2040.

Authorities in Singapore have set a target to ban the registration of diesel-powered cars and taxis from as early as 2025 to lower emissions and prompt the introduction of electric-powered vehicles, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said.

It had earlier planned to do so by 2030, but decided to push the deadline back by five years. According to the LTA, today around 2.9% of passenger cars in Singapore are diesel, and the share of such vehicles in taxis is 41.5 per cent. Most trucks and passenger buses in Singapore are equipped with diesel engines, but will not be subject to the new rule, Bloomberg clarifies.

The LTA said in a statement that 60,000 electric vehicle charging points will be installed in Singapore by 2030. The authorities intend to provide grants to install electric vehicle chargers in residential complexes. By 2023, the government promises to co-finance the installation of 2,000 chargers in private residences.

source: hindustanitimes.com