JAKARTA. The government plans to impose an additional tax on vehicles with emission quality above the limit at the time of testing. It is because emission levels that exceed the limit will pollute the environment.
However, the additional vehicle tax that will be imposed has not been determined because the Ministry of Environment and Forestry is still discussing it.
Quoting antaranews.com, this policy will also tighten the old provisions governing vehicle emission standards, namely the Minister of Environment Regulation Number 20 of 2017.
Based on this regulation, since 2018 newly produced four-wheeled vehicles must meet Euro IV emission standards.
Citing Kompas.com, the Euro IV emission standards in Indonesia are still far behind compared to other countries that have implemented Euro VI emission standards.
The higher the Euro emission standard used, means that the gas content limits for carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, volatile hydrocarbon, and other particles that damage the environment are also getting smaller.
As for referring to the Euro IV standard, the nitrogen oxide content in vehicles must be below 80 mg/km for gasoline.
Meanwhile, for diesel fuel, the nitrogen oxide content must be under 250 mg/km, and for diesel fuel, the particulate matter must be below 25 mg/kg.