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Incentive Scheme for Replacing Euro lI Diesel Commercial Vehicles by New Commercial Vehicles

 

Incentive Scheme for Replacing Euro lI Diesel Commercial
Vehicles by New Commercial Vehicles

 

 

If an Euro II diesel commercial vehicle owner, who has been allowed to retain the eligibility for the grant under the incentive scheme to replace a Euro II diesel commercial vehicles by a new commercial vehicle, sells his Euro II commercial vehicle after 30 June 2013, both he and the new owner of the vehicle will lose the eligibility for the grant.
 
 
Moreover, for owners of Euro II diesel commercial vehicles who have been allowed to retain their eligibility for the grant until 30 June 2014 under this special arrangement, their concerned Euro II diesel commercial vehicles will not be eligible for the ex-gratia payment scheme for phasing out pre-Euro IV diesel commercial vehicles, regardless of whether they submit an application for the grant on or before 30 June 2014.
 
 
The Incentive Scheme
Vehicles are the second largest air pollution source in Hong Kong.  Among all vehicles, diesel commercial vehicles are the most polluting. Compared with Euro IV vehicles, Euro II models emit seven times more respirable suspended particulates and twice as much nitrogen oxides. To improve Hong Kong’s air quality, the Government has offered a one-off grant to owners of Euro II diesel commercial vehicles to encourage them to replace their vehicles with new ones from 1st July 2010 to 30th June 2013.

 

The Incentive Scheme
 
Under this incentive scheme, “commercial vehicles” include light, medium and heavy goods vehicles; private and public light buses; as well as private and public non-franchised buses. The scheme also classifies “Euro II” vehicles by their dates of first registration as shown in the table below.

 

 Definition of Euro II Vehicles

Vehicle Class[1]
Permitted Gross Vehicle Weight
 
Date of First Registration (both dates inclusive)
 
Goods Vehicles
 
Not more than 3.5 tonnes
 
1st Oct 1998 to 31st Dec 2001
 
 
More than 3.5 but not more than 4 tonnes
 
1st Oct 1998 to 30th Sep 2001
 
More than 4 tonnes
 
1st Apr 1997 to 30th Sep 2001
 
 
Non-franchised Buses
 
N.A.
1st Apr 1997 to 30th Sep 2001
 
Diesel Light Buses
 
Not more than 3.5 tonnes
 
1st Oct 1998 to 31st Dec 2001
 
 
More than 3.5 but not more than 4 tonnes
 
1st Oct 1998 to 31st Jul 2003
 
More than 4 tonnes
 
1st Oct 1998 to 30th Sep 2001
 

  [1] Vehicle class, permitted gross vehicle weight and date of first registration are defined by the vehicle registration document issued by the Transport Department.

 
Enquiry
 
Please contact the following departments for enquiries:
 
Issues:
Vehicle replacement incentive scheme details
Environment-friendly commercial vehicles tax incentives scheme
 
Vehicle replacement incentive scheme application method and procedure
Department:
 
Environmental Protection Department
 
Transport Department
Address:
 
Mobile Source Group, Environmental Protection Department, Room 4518, 45/F, Revenue Tower, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
 
 
Hong Kong Licensing Office, Transport Department, 3/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong
 
Phone:

2824 0022
 
2594 6392
2804 2600
Fax:

2877 8690
 
2824 9361
2804 2599
 
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Wednesday, 29 July, 2015