Ford has announced a car and van scrappage scheme which enables customers of any brand to trade-in and scrap their old vehicles for new Ford cars and commercial vehicles with significantly lower emissions.
Applicable to any pre-Euro 5 vehicle, registered by 31st December 2009, the scheme will enable eligible consumers to benefit from a scrappage incentive of between £2,000 (for a Fiesta) and £7,000 (for a Transit) on a variety of Ford models. The Ford scrappage programme will run to the end of the year and is effective for registrations from September 1st to December 31st 2017.
“Ford shares society’s concerns over air quality”, said Andy Barratt, Chairman and MD of Ford of Britain. “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.
“We don’t believe incentivising sales of new cars goes far enough and we will ensure that all trade-in vehicles are scrapped. Acting together we can take hundreds of thousands of the dirtiest cars off our roads and out of our cities.”
All new Ford EcoBoost petrol and EcoBlue diesel models meet the Euro 6 standard, the toughest vehicle emissions yet. Not only are they cleaner than ever before, but they are also the most efficient, meaning improvements in fuel economy too.
Latest Euro 6 standard and new vehicle technologies mean today’s cars produce far lower emissions than previous generations:
Data from the SMMT shows that there are approximately 19.3 million pre-Euro 5 emission level passenger cars on the UK roads today and reducing that number, through scrappage programmes, would have the effect of reducing CO2 by 15 million tonnes per year, equivalent to the annual output of approximately three coal-fired power stations.
Medium to longer-term actions to improve air quality include a plug-in hybrid version of the Ford Transit Custom, due to start trials later this year. The Transit PHEV is planned for commercial introduction in 2019 and is part of Ford’s total investment of $4.5 billion in electrified vehicles by 2020, which also includes a fully electric, long-range SUV.
CO2 saving based on assumption an average CO2 reduction of 48g/km for pre-Euro 5 passenger cars and a UK car parc of 19.3 million vehicles in 2016, and an average of 10,000 miles/annum. (Commercial vehicles represent a smaller volume, with an estimated 2.5 million pre-Euro 5 LCV’s, but would also significantly contribute to CO2 reduction, and other pollutants, if removed from UK roads).