Ford Scrappage Scheme Drives Air Quality Improvement across UK

Ford have announced a car and van scrappage scheme aimed at improving the air quality by providing customers a chance to trade in their older vehicles for a new and affordable car or van.​

This scheme is open to any customer of any brand to trade in for a new Ford vehicle which will produce lower emissions and reduce the carbon footprint on the planet.

Andy Barrat, Chairman and MD of Ford of Britain said "Ford shares society's concerns over our air quality" adding "Removing generations of the most polluting vehicles will have the most immediate and positive effect on our air quality and our Ford scrappage scheme aims to do just that."

Main Points of the Ford Scrappage Scheme

  • ​​Ford scheme enables most polluting vehicles to be permanently removed from UK roads.
  • Incentives of up to £7,000 make new, cleaner vehicles more accessible.
  • Open to owners of any vehicle registered up to and including 31st December 2009 (Pre Euro 5) against selection of latest generation Euro 6 petrol and diesel models, including Transit Custom.
  • Replacing the UK's numbers of old petrol and diesel cars alone could save up to 15 million tons of CO2 per year and will aid in drastically reducing other pollutants.
  • Ford scrappage scheme includes vans and actually scraps all the trade in vehicles unlike other incentive schemes introduced by other manufacturers.

Did you know?

  • ​​Carbon Monoxide (CO) - petrol is down by 63%, diesel is down by 82% since 1993
  • Hydrocarbons (HC) - petrol is down by 50% since 2001
  • Oxides of Nitrogen (NOX) is down 84% since 2001
  • Particulate Matter (PM) - diesel is down 96% since 1993

As you can see the Ford scrappage scheme is working towards a cleaner greener planet by helping to reduce the emissions and increase the air quality. if you have a vehicle over 7 years old and are looking to trade in for a new vehicle then now is the time to do so with massive savings not only on the vehicle costs but also on other expenses such as insurance and fuel making a new vehicle more pocket friendly for you. if you are looking at either a new car or van click the links below to find out more or to contact us.