Lui Tuck Yew: Engine power 'better way to classify cars'

Lui Tuck Yew: Engine power 'better way to classify cars'
Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said on Friday: "We have chosen something which I believe is more simple, more stable, easier and more straightforward to implement and to police." The new COE rules, which will take effect next February, stipulate a capping of brake horsepower for Category A cars at 130bhp on top of the existing requirement that limits the engine capacity of these cars to 1,600cc.

SINGAPORE - The Government has defended the upcoming changes to the Certificate of Entitlement (COE) system, saying the use of engine power to differentiate mass market cars from luxury models allows for better rule enforcement and compliance.

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