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SINGAPORE will adopt the Euro VI emission standards from Sept 1, 2017, for petrol vehicles to further improve the country's air quality, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said on Monday.
Euro VI is the latest engine emission standards set by the European Union (EU) in a bid to further cut nitrogen oxides (NOx) pollutants and fine particulate emissions.
It imposes strict rules on tailpipe gas emissions of new vehicles sold in EU member states. Currently, the standard for petrol vehicles in Singapore is Euro IV.
NEA said it has been in consultation with the automotive industry since early 2014 on the enhancement of vehicular emission standards, in order to provide the industry sufficient lead time to develop motor vehicles that are able to meet the requirements.
"Industry players had been informed that the stricter standard was expected to be implemented from the second half of 2017. By September 2017, there will be an adequate supply and range of Euro VI petrol vehicle models for consumers to choose from," it said.
From September 2017, NEA will accept petrol vehicles using Port Fuel Injection (PFI) technology that have achieved Japanese emission standards (JPN 2009) as being equivalent to meeting Euro VI emission standards.