This week's poll: Ford's vehicle scrappage scheme

Posted August 23, 2017

Ford dealers will offer a minimum £2,000 scrappage incentive to motorists trading in diesel and petrol cars registered on or before December 2009 as part of its bid to battle emissions.

Ford has unveiled a scrappage scheme for cars and vans as it seeks to increase its sales in the United Kingdom market and get some of the older vehicles off the road.

New buyers will be given £2,000 off new Ford models ranging in price from £12,000 to more than £20,000.

"Removing generations of the most polluting vehicles will have the most immediate positive effect on air quality, and this Ford scrappage scheme aims to do just that", said Barratt.

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"We will ensure that all trade-in vehicles are scrapped", Barratt said.

And unlike trade-in deals brought in by Mercedes, Volkswagen and BMW, Ford will guarantee to scrap the vehicle so the dirty auto won't find its way back onto the road.

According to Society of Motor Manufacturer and Traders data, there are 19.3 million vehicles that are of pre-Euro 5 emission levels on Britain's roads.

Replacing old gasoline and diesel cars alone could save 15 million tons of Carbon dioxide annually, the company said.

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According to Ford, customers could receive up to 4,000 pounds off a auto or 7,000 pounds off the cost of a van by combining the scrappage incentive with other standard offers.

The Ford scrappage scheme begins on September 1 2017 and will last only four months. New analysis released last week found that electric cars are now greener than even the most efficient petrol and diesel cars thanks to the deployment of renewables cutting the carbon intensity of the United Kingdom grid. Every auto traded in under the latest scrappage scheme will be crushed.

There is also worry that the government will clamp down on diesel cars in the future.

Do other manufacturers have similar schemes?

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Vauxhall now offers a similar £2,000 scrappage scheme - extending it beyond its original June cut-off date - with cash off most of its range in return for ditching your old motor.