Motorcycle Exhaust Inspections Postponed to End of 2021


In light of the Central Epidemic Command Center raising the COVID-19 alert to level 3 recently, the EPA announced that deadlines for motorcycle exhaust-related inspections are extended to the end of this year. It aims to limit outings and reduce the risks of infections.

The EPA explained that motorcycles that have registration documents and have been out of the factory for five years or more are to undergo exhaust inspection once a year. And it is to be done within the period from one month before to one month after the month of the original issuance of the registration documents. Those failing the emission standards are to fix the problem and undergo inspection again within a month after the first inspection. However, people may have difficulty completing the inspections by the deadline due to the domestic outbreak of the pandemic when they required to follow disease-related control measures or being quarantined. Therefore, the deadline for inspections and second inspections is moved to the end of 2021. Relevant information can be found on the EPA's website dedicated to motorcycle emission inspection (

Motorcycle drivers are advised to wait until the pandemic has relented to finish the regular inspection before the end of 2021. Drivers need to be aware of the following:

1. For motorcycles over five years old with their own registration documents issued between April and October, the deadline for regular air pollutant emission inspections this year is extended to 31 December 2021.

2. For motorcycles that underwent an inspection between 15 April and 30 November 2021 but failed to meet the Mobile Pollution Source Air Pollutant Emission Standards, the deadline for the second inspection is extended to 31 December.

Excerpt from Major Environmental Policies, July 2021

Environmental Protection Administration, R.O.C.(Taiwan)
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