Registered owners of eligible Euro IV DCVs (including Excluded Vehicles) who intend to apply for the ex-gratia payment under the Scheme have to arrange for their vehicles to be scrapped and de-registered within the period between 19 October 2020 and the vehicles’ respective deadlines for cancelling the vehicle registration (both dates inclusive), which are set out in Table 2.
The amounts of ex-gratia payment for different classes/types of Euro IV DCVs are set out in Table 4. The amounts inversely correlate with the age of the vehicles and remain the same throughout the Scheme period.
For an eligible Euro IV DCV (including Excluded Vehicles), its body type (for DCVs other than single deck non-franchised buses) or body type and passenger seating capacity (for single deck non-franchised buses) stated in its vehicle registration document as at 1 January 2020 will be taken in calculating the amount of ex-gratia payment.
The vehicle under application and the applicant must meet the following requirements:
- the first registration date of the vehicle shall fall within the dates specified in Table 1;
- the vehicle is registered as a DCV (i.e. goods vehicle, light bus or non-franchised bus running on diesel) or has applied for re-registration as a DCV as of 1 January 2020;
- the vehicle has had a valid vehicle licence on or after 1 January 2020;
- the vehicle is a DCV on the day of cancellation of its registration;
- the vehicle is scrapped on or after 19 October 2020 by a vehicle scrapping company registered under the ex-gratia payment scheme;
- after the vehicle is scrapped, the registration of the vehicle is cancelled Note 1 and on or before the deadline set out in Table 2; and
- the applicant for the ex-gratia payment is the registered owner of the vehicle when its registration is cancelled.
The applicant shall follow the steps below to apply for the ex-gratia payment:
- Within the period between 19 October 2020 and the respective deadline for cancelling the vehicle registration (both dates inclusive),
- arrange for the scrapping of his / her Euro IV DCV by a vehicle scrapping company registered under the Scheme; and
- notify the Transport Department (“TD”) of such scrapping by submitting a completed form TD 184 or form TD 129 if the vehicle owner intends to retain the vehicle registration mark Note 1, together with the relevant original vehicle scrapping certificate issued by the registered vehicle scrapping company for cancelling the vehicle’s registration; and
- Within three months after the vehicle’s registration is cancelled (inclusive of date of de-registration), submit an application for ex-gratia payment to the TD via a completed form TD 605B Note 2 together with a photo showing the vehicle's unique chassis number taken by the registered vehicle scrapping company before the vehicle is scrapped.
The cancellation of vehicle registration is not automatic after the DCV is scrapped. The vehicle owner has to apply for the cancellation of registration of his / her scrapped vehicle at one of the TD’s Licensing Offices. For the avoidance of doubt, the vehicle owner should complete the cancellation of registration of his / her scrapped vehicle on or before the deadline specified in Table 2 of his / her DCV so as to be eligible for the ex-gratia payment.
Note 2: The applicant can submit the application for ex-gratia payment by the following means:
- via drop-in boxes located at the four Licensing Offices of the TD;
- by post to Hong Kong Licensing Office, Transport Department (Address: 3/F United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong) (the application submission date would be the date as indicated by the postmark); or
- in person or by agent to Counter Number 1 of Hong Kong Licensing Office, Transport Department during office hours.
A special arrangement is implemented to allow the owners of “DCVs which were originally designed as Euro IV DCVs but were first registered on a date beyond the period as specified in Table 1 and classified as Euro V DCVs” to choose to scrap and cancel the registration of their vehicles within the period between 19 October 2020 and the last deadline for cancelling the vehicle registration (i.e. 31 December 2027) (both dates inclusive) and apply for the ex-gratia payment within three months after the vehicles’ registrations are cancelled (inclusive of date of de-registration) provided that all the eligibility criteria (except criterion 1) for Euro IV DCVs are met. Vehicle owners of this category of DCVs who would like to apply for the ex-gratia payment are required to submit proof of the design emission standards of their vehicles (such as documents issued by vehicle manufacturers) to the EPD for approval before scrapping their vehicles.
Registered Vehicle Scrapping Companies
The EPD has compiled a list of vehicle scrapping companies registered under the Scheme.
Eligible vehicle owners who intend to apply for the ex-gratia payment should check the latest list to identify a registered vehicle scrapping company for scrapping their vehicles and ensure that the chosen vehicle scrapping company is still on the list on the date of scrapping.
Starting from 18 September 2020, vehicle scrapping companies can apply to the EPD for registration under the Scheme.