To accelerate the phasing out of old motorcycles, the EPA has drafted relevant incentive measures to encourage people to apply to replace their old motorcycles with electric ones. Applications approved by the central competent authority will be rewarded NT$1,000 per electric motorcycle. The incentive period will be from now until 31 December next year for a period of two years.
The replacement of old motorcycles with their electric counterparts reduces greenhouse gases. In order to accelerate the replacement of gasoline-powered vehicles with electric ones and to promote the reduction of greenhouse gases in the transportation sector, the Regulations Governing Incentives for Replacing Old Motorcycles with Electric Motorcycles to Reduce Greenhouse Gas (the “Regulations”) has been drafted to encourage the public to replace old motorcycles with electric ones.
Concerning the rewarding conditions and the greenhouse gas reduction benefits, Article 4 of the draft Regulations stipulates:
1. Complete the scrappage registration and the recycling of the old motorcycles within the incentive period from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2023. The newly purchased electric motorcycles are to be used within the country.
2. Agree to have the greenhouse gas reduction benefits of 2.3 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per motorcycle from completing the scrappage registration and recycling of the old motorcycles and the purchase of electric motorcycles vested in the central competent authority.
Excerpt from Major Environmental Policies, January 2022
- Environmental Protection Administration, R.O.C.(Taiwan)