The greenest car is one that does not exist. By taking public transport, cycling and walking, we can attain an environmental impact of transport that is far less than using the most energy efficient car. However, if you still need to use a car for your transport needs, you may wish to consider green vehicles that are more fuel-efficient and emit less air pollutants than their conventional petrol or diesel equivalent.
CARBON EMISSIONS-BASED Vehicle Scheme (CEVS)
Under the CEVS, car models with low carbon emissions will enjoy generous rebates on their Additional Registration Fee of up to S$30,000.
VEHICULAR EMISSIONS SCHEME (VES)
The CEVS will be replaced by VES from 1 January 2018.
Under the VES, car models with low carbon dioxide, hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter emissions will enjoy generous rebates on their Additional Registration Fee of up to S$20,000.
Fuel Economy Labeling Scheme
Under Fuel Economy Labeling Scheme (FELS), cars and Light Goods Vehicles (LGVs) that are displayed for sale are required to have the FELS label on their front windscreen to provide potential buyers with the vehicle's fuel economy information. The scheme aims to raise consumer awareness of fuel economy in passenger vehicles. By making fuel economy information readily available at the point-of-sale, consumers can make a more informed decision when purchasing new vehicles.