In Singapore, cars with internal combustion engines will be banned by 2025

In Singapore, cars with internal combustion engines will be banned by 2025

March 5, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

According to the published data, the Singapore authorities plan to ban the registration of vehicles with internal combustion engines, and by 2040, completely switch to the use of electric models. Note that the initial ban on registration was planned to be introduced in 2030, but the authorities revised the time frame.

It is reported that the reason for this step was the desire to reduce the amount of harmful substances emitted into the atmosphere and stimulate demand for electric vehicles. According to experts, diesel vehicles currently account for 2.9% of the total number of vehicles in Singapore, in addition, most trucks use heavy fuel power plants, but the 2025 ban will not apply to them.

In parallel with the abandonment of the internal combustion engine, the Singapore authorities plan to build up to 60,000 charging stations, with about 60% of them becoming publicly available, and the rest will be located in private parking lots. In addition to all of the above, the authorities expect to plant about 1 million new trees, switch to solar energy and expand rail networks.