Electric quadricycles not eligible for scrappage scheme

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The government’s new car scrappage scheme, which launches on Monday, 18 May, discriminates against some groups of motorists, and works against the government’s own plans to encourage the use of electric vehicles, says ultra-light vehicle manufacturer and importer Aixam Mega. The only electric vehicles currently available to most motorists have been specifically excluded from the scrappage scheme. “In Tags: Aixam Mega electric ev scrappage

UK new car CO2 emissions fell 3.5% in 2010 and more than 20% since 2000

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Average CO 2 emissions from new cars have fallen by more than 20% since 2000. The scrappage scheme, which ended in March 2010, was a significant factor in this trend. Cars in the sub-130 g/km CO 2 category represented almost 40% of the market in 2010 compared with less than 1% in 2000. Executive (-28.1%) and Mini (-25.8%) segments recorded the biggest improvements against the levels of 2000. . Emissions of new cars in the UK fell 3.5% to an average of 144.2

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Extended Scrappage Scheme goes live

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The extension for the Scrappage Scheme goes live today, after the funds for the original scheme ran out. From today, the new terms of the Government’s scrappage scheme come into force meaning that even more vehicles will be eligible under the scheme. In September it was announced that an extra £100 million would be poured into the Government’s scrappage scheme bringing the total budget to £400 million to cover the purchase of 400,000 vehicles in total.

Citroen confirms scrappage scheme

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It didn’t take long for vehicle manufacturers to jump on the scrappage bandwagon in a bid to strike while the iron is hot. However, the French manufacturer was not just confirming its participation in the Government-led plans - instead it was issuing a reminder about a scrappage scheme of its own. Tags: Green cars Latest news Alistair Darling Budget 2009 Citroen Trade-In Incentive scheme vehicle scrappage scheme

Scrappage scheme sees end to Jags, Mercs and even a Morris Minor

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The Government’s car scrappage scheme has got off to a flying start as the end of its first week draws to a close. The i10 with emissions starting from 119g/km CO2 and the i20 with emissions rating from 116g/km CO2 are proving popular with motorists looking to take advantage of the scrappage scheme which gives them a £2,000 discount on a new car when they scrap a car aged 10 years or older. Tags: Hyundai government scheme scrappage £2000

Average CO2 emissions from new cars in the EU dropped by 3.7% last year

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This is the second largest annual decline since the monitoring scheme began in 2000. The decrease in average emissions in 2010 was lower than in 2009 (5.1%); the results in 2009 were possibly influenced by the economic crisis and the scrappage schemes in some member states. The European Environment Agency today published provisional data on average CO 2 emissions from new passenger cars sold in the EU in 2010, showing a 3.7% drop compared to last year.

New car sales lowest since 1991

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However the SMMT say that the drop may in part be due to customers delaying a purchase until the introduction of the scrappage scheme in May, announced as part of the Budget. The market also showed that CO2 emissions ratings are now having a strong influence over the car sales, with more cars sold in April within the 131-140g/km of CO2 bracket than any other, compared to 2000 when cars fitting into the 151-160g/km CO2 sold the most.