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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

The Environmental Protection Department today announced the launch of a new ex-gratia payment scheme starting October 19 to phase out about 40,000 Euro IV diesel commercial vehicles (DCVs) by the end of 2027.

These DCVs include diesel goods vehicles, non-franchised buses and light buses. These vehicles were first registered within the period specified in Annex A.

Eligible vehicle owners should scrap their DCVs through vehicle scrapping companies registered under the scheme.

They should then cancel the registration of their DCVs with the Transport Department before the deadlines specified in Annex B and apply for the ex-gratia payment within three months after the cancellation.

The Environmental Protection Department said that taking into account the views from the trade, the scheme is designed to be more flexible.

For instance, some DCVs which were originally designed as Euro V DCVs but were first registered on a date within the period specified in Annex A and classified as Euro IV DCVs will be categorised as excluded vehicles and are not required to be phased out.

Owners of excluded vehicles can scrap and cancel the registration of their vehicles on or before the deadlines specified in Annex B and then apply for the ex-gratia payment.

On the other hand, owners of some DCVs, which were originally designed as Euro IV DCVs but were first registered on a date beyond the period specified in Annex A and classified as Euro V DCVs, can scrap and cancel the registration of their vehicles on or before December 31, 2027 before they apply for the ex-gratia payment.

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