What is the new Vehicular Emissions Scheme (VES)*?
As announced at the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR)’s 2017 Committee of Supply Debate, NEA will introduce the Vehicular Emissions Scheme (VES) to replace the Carbon Emissions-Based Vehicle Scheme (CEVS) for all new cars, taxis and newly imported used cars with effect from 1 January 2018.
In addition to the carbon dioxide (CO ) criterion in the existing Carbon-based Emissions Vehicle Scheme (CEVS), the VES will cover 4 other pollutants hydrocarbons (HC), carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM). The VES rebate or surcharge for a car or taxi will be determined by its worst performing pollutant.
The rebates and surcharges for the respective VES bands are shown in the table below:
(-/+) for cars ($)
|A1||A1 ≤ 90||A1 ≤ 0.020||A1 ≤ 0.150||A1 ≤ 0.007||A1 = 0.0||-20,000|
|A2||90 < A2 ≤ 125||0.020 < A2 ≤ 0.036||0.150 < A2 ≤ 0.190||0.007 < A2 ≤ 0.013||0.0 < A2 ≤ 0.3||-10,000|
|B||125 < B ≤ 160||0.036 < B ≤ 0.052||0.190 < B ≤ 0.270||0.013 < B ≤ 0.024||0.3 < B ≤ 0.5||0|
|C1||160 < C1 ≤ 185||0.052 < C1 ≤ 0.075||0.270 < C1 ≤ 0.350||0.024 < C1 ≤ 0.030||0.5 < C1 ≤ 2.0||10,000|
|C2||C2 > 185||C2 > 0.075||C2 > 0.350||C2 > 0.030||C2 > 2.0||20,000|
So what does this mean for Alfisti?
You’re probably wondering how does this new VES affect the costs of buying an Alfa Romeo when it is implemented by the start of next year. To illustrate this, take a look at the new v.s. old emission schemes for our Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.4 and Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.8 Quadrifoglio Verde.
|Alfa Romeo model||CEVS (old scheme) ($)||VES (new scheme) ($)|
|Giulietta 1.4 MultiAir Turbo||-10,000||10,000|
|Giulietta 1.8 Quadrifoglio Verde||0||10,000|
What this means is that our Alfa Romeo Giulietta’s price will inevitably be pushed up, and it will cost more to be able to own the Alfa Romeo you’ve been hoping to own if the COE level remains the same.
So, instead of waiting until the new VES is implemented on 1 January 2018, come down to the Alfa Romeo showroom to see how you may own the Giulietta now.
Call 6474 2200 or book a test drive for more information.