Certificate of entitlement (COE) premiums have been on a falling trend since Uber exited Singapore’s market. With the absence of private-hire players bidding aggressively for COEs, premiums now reflect more accurately the real demand from car buyers.

COE prices continued to fall in the first round of bidding since VES has been implemented, with premiums ending at their lowest in as long as 8 years in the latest bidding result (4th July 2018). Category A (cars up to 1.600cc and 130bhp) premium fell the most by 24.5% to $25,000. While Category B (cars above 1,600cc or 130 bhp) dropped by 7.8% to $31,000. Premiums for Category E (any vehicle except motorcycles) dipped by 9.9% to $31,001. All the 3 premiums ended at their lowest since March 2010.

The fall might be the result of the new VES ruling which went into full effect on 1st July 2018. The new emission rule measures the level of tailpipe pollutants new car produces. It factors in particulate matter on top of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides. The amount of rebate/surcharge given is determined by the worst performing pollutant. Many petrol cars are now subjected to additional surcharge. This result in many people holding back on new car purchase, resulting in lesser competition in COE bidding, hence a fall in COE premium.

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