New government scrappage scheme could boost EV sales

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The economic crash of 2008 saw the implementation of UK's first scrappage scheme in which paid £2000 for an old car against the purchase of a new one. Now, in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and the biggest slump in car sales in decades, the government is considering a new scheme. However, this time it'll support low and zero emissions vehicles

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Hyundai scrappage scheme in UK offers up to £5,000 off price of new model

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In the UK, Hyundai Motor has launched a gasoline and diesel scrappage and trade-in scheme that offers up to £5,000 (US$6,416) off the price of a new model and seeks to improve air quality across the UK by making it easier and more affordable to drive a new, lower emission car. This is not the first time that Hyundai Motor UK has introduced a scrappage scheme. Back in 2008, the company was the first to introduce a scheme which ran from April 2009 to March 2010.

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UK Government Announces Vehicle Scrappage Scheme

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In his Budget statement to the House of Commons on 22 April 2009, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling confirmed that the government will introduce a vehicle scrappage incentive scheme. Participation in the scrappage scheme by specific car manufacturers is voluntary. Scrappage savings apply to commercial vans (up to 3.5 Scrappage trade-ins can only be made against new cars. There is no fuel-consumption requirement attached to the scrappage incentive.

Experian Automotive: total number of light vehicles on US roads at highest level since 2008

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Increased new vehicle sales and lower scrappage rates pushed VIO to the highest point on record since Q3 2008. In Q2 2013, more than half (50.9%) of VIO were between model years 2000 and 2008. The number of cars and light trucks on the road in the US reached 247.9 million in Q2 2013, according to Experian Automotive’s latest Vehicles in Operation (VIO) market analysis.

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Scrappage scheme slashes CO2 levels

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The scrappage scheme has put the car industry on track to meet the EU target of 130g/km of CO2 by 2012. per cent in the first nine months of 2009 from an average of 159.31g/km in September 2008 to 150.56g/km in September 2009. Tags: Green cars Latest news Toyota clean green cars falling CO2 levels scrappage scheme Toyota Prius That’s the verdict of Clean Green Cars , which launched an investigation that found that average new car CO2 fell by 5.5

Manufacturers sign up for scrappage scheme

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We’re just days away from the full implementation of the vehicle scrappage scheme and several providers have announced their participation in the Government backed project. Volkswagen has also announced its scrappage scheme offers. The scrappage incentive, which applies to buyers trading in a 10-year-old car for a new model, will apply to all vehicles in the Volkswagen range. The scrappage scheme comes into effect on May 18.

New Car Registrations in UK fall 30.9% in January; Industry Urges UK Government to Provide Scrappage Incentives to Boost Demand

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This would be some 410,000 units off the 2008 total and almost 685,000 units down on 2007. Alternatively fuelled vehicle (AFV) demand showed a particularly sharp decline, down 47.4%, in part reflecting strong growth in 2008. All sales types fell in January, although the fall in the private sector was less steep, perhaps reflective of the VAT cuts but more likely that the private sector had already begun to decline in January 2008, the SMMT suggested.

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Scrappage Scheme bites in the UK

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The much derided scrappage scheme in the UK has started to benefit new car registrations for June 09. We are now beginning to see the positive impact of the scrappage scheme translate into new vehicle registrations,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. Average new car CO2 emissions fell to 152.3g/km in the first half of 2009, which is below the 158g/km recorded in the full year of 2008. Tags: Ford Hyundai Kia Renault Vauxhall scrappage scheme smmt

Will the scrappage extension do any good? The Green Piece

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The UK’s car scrappage scheme may have been dubbed a resounding success by the majority of car manufacturers and consumers alike, but it hasn’t won plaudits from all corners. Regular readers of The Green Piece Column will recall our article on the scrappage scheme back in June, where we put forward the idea that the scheme be tied to the greenest cars. There are ominous questions looming too, as to what the motor industry will do when the scrappage scheme ends.

Scrappage scheme boosts August car sales

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The car scrappage scheme continues to boost car registrations as sales rose 6.0 Registrations from private buyers and of small cars were again up strongly in August as the scrappage incentive scheme continues to influence the market. Most of the increase is largely proportioned to the impact of the scrappage scheme, borne out by the growth in private demand and for small, predominantly petrol, cars. per cent in August, albeit on a weak 2008 performance.

New car emissions fall to all-time low

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Helped by the recession and the scrappage scheme, new car sold in the UK in 2009 emitted just 149.5g/km of CO2, down 5.4 per cent on the 2008 figure and 21.2 [.]. Tags: Green credentials smmt motorists Paul Everitt scheme scrappage technological New car emissions fell by their biggest margin yet last year, the latest report from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveals.

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Green car becomes top selling model of 2009

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per cent to for the year compared to 2008, selling just under two million cars in the UK. The situation could have been made worse if it weren’t for the support of the scrappage scheme, [.]. Tags: Ford Green credentials 2009 Fiesta figures focus registrations Sales scrappage smmt The last year was not the easiest for the car industry, figures out today show that car sales were down 6.4

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UK New Car CO2 Emissions Drop by Biggest Ever Margin in 2009

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Average new car CO 2 emissions in the UK fell by their biggest ever margin last year with the impact of recession and the Scrappage Incentive Scheme boosting the continued influence of technological advances made by vehicle manufacturers, according to the annual New Car CO 2 Report from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). on the 2008 figure and 21.2% respectively on 2008 figures.

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Prius Top-Seller Again in Japan in July; Up Almost 4x Year-on-Year

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Toyota’s Prius was the top-seller in Japan in July, with 27,712 units sold—almost quadruple the 7,058 units sold in July 2008, according to data from the Japan Automotive Dealers Association. Almost 10% of these were placed through the scrappage scheme. This marks the third month in a row that Prius was the top-selling car in Japan. For the first seven months of the year, Prius sales in Japan total 79,122 units.

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IHS cuts 2015 light vehicle sales forecast in China to 23.4 million; deeper cut for 2016

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This has happened just once in the past 15 years—in 2008, at the height of the global recession. Other factors include the ramp up of forced replacement of older, polluting cars based on the government vehicle scrappage program aiming to scrap 14 million yellow label vehicles between 2014-2017; and less influence from new cities introducing license plate limits and from the light commercial vehicle sector (already down 10 percent this year).

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

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improvement recorded between 2008 and 2009. The scrappage scheme, which ended in March 2010, was a significant factor in this trend. Emissions of new cars in the UK fell 3.5% to an average of 144.2 g/km CO 2 in 2010 according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ (SMMT) 10 th annual CO 2 report. Average CO 2 emissions from new cars have fallen by more than 20% since 2000.

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Euro Auto Production Down 35% in First Quarter 2009; Second Half Production May be Down 25%; Small Cars Hit New Record Share

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While fleet renewal schemes (vehicle scrappage) have helped segments of the passenger car market in some countries, overall vehicle demand in Europe went further down as well. over the whole year 2008. At the same time, average engine size and power fell from 1,706cc (whole year 2008) to 1,635cc, and 86kW (whole year 2008) to 82 kW. in the last quarter of 2008. The small car segment has increased its share. Source: ACEA. Click to enlarge.

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ITF study finds limited environmental and safety impacts of car fleet renewal schemes in US, France and Germany

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Car fleet renewal schemes introduced in the US, France and Germany to stimulate consumer spending on cars in the wake of the 2008. While scrappage schemes have the potential to deliver on objectives such as reducing pollutant emissions, these have not done so as well. Cost-effectiveness of the fleet renewal schemes analysed from the perspective of CO 2 and. NO x reduction and increased safety. Click to enlarge.

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It is good to be small as auto market stumbles

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Indeed even though schemes such as the vehicle scrappage concept have helped segments of the market, overall vehicle demand went down further as well. per cent over the whole of 2008. As automotive production in Europe falls by a whopping 35 per cent, small cars have reached a new record high market share reflecting consumer concerns about the general economy and the environment.

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New car sales lowest since 1991

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per cent reduction or 245,184 units less in new car registrations for the first four months of 2009, compared to the same period of 2008. 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. per cent share compared with 42.7per cent in 2008, over the first four months of the year.

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LPG on the rise again as petrol tops £1 a litre mark

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Plus, eligible for the scrappage scheme, the GEN-2 ecoLogic starts from just £7,995 (full price £9,995), making the case for choosing LPG even more appealing. Proton introduced the GEN-2 ecoLogic to the UK car market in October 2008. An increasing number of British motorists are opting out of the volatile petrol car market, according to the latest LPG (liquid petroleum gas) vehicle sales figures from Proton.

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The Budget 2009 - working towards sustainable transport

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The Budget confirmed and built on the Chancellor’s measures in Budget 2008 and the Pre-Budget report by: Confirming the new rules on capital allowances linked to CO2 emissions. Introducing a vehicle scrappage scheme. Vehicle Scrappage Scheme. Confirming and extending the overhaul of Vehicle Excise Duty Rates. Increasing company car benefit in kind tax in the future for all but the lowest carbon cars. Confirming future increases in fuel duty.

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