To continue improving Taiwan’s air quality and taking into account the implementation efficiency of subsidization measures and the load on the Air Pollution Control Fund, the EPA recently revised the regulations governing subsidies for maintaining and repairing fuel control systems or for installing pollution control equipment on diesel vehicles. In addition to slightly lowering the upper limit of the subsidy amount, no subsidy will be granted for the installation of air pollution control equipment from next year.
On 29 August 2022, the EPA revised and announced the Regulations Governing Subsidies for Maintaining the Fuel Control Systems or Installing Air Pollution Control Equipment on Heavy-Duty Diesel Vehicles (大型柴油車調修燃油控制系統或加裝空氣污染防制設備補助辦法, hereinafter referred to as the Regulations), which extended the application period for subsidies for maintaining fuel control systems to 31 December 2023 and reduced the upper limit of subsidy amount from NT$100,000 to NT$80,000. In addition, no subsidy will be granted for the installation of air pollution control equipment from 2023.
As of the end of July 2022, there were still 83,000 phases 1 to 3 heavy-duty diesel vehicles in Taiwan. Although it was 60,000 vehicles fewer compared to the number at the end of 2016, to accelerate the reduction of pollution emissions of diesel vehicles and to safeguard living environments and air quality, the EPA urged vehicle owners to apply for the subsidies before the year ends.
Excerpt from Major Environmental Policies, September 2022
- Environmental Protection Administration, R.O.C.(Taiwan)