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Scrappage scheme prompts sales boost

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Much of the rise has been attributed to the ongoing success of the vehicle scrappage scheme, with the Government-led concept accounting for 21 per cent of sales during the month with 77,316 units registered under the scheme. According to Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive, the scrappage scheme is laying the foundation for future success in the industry. We look at the scrappage scheme extension, as well as its pros and cons, in depth in our latest Green Piece Column.

Scrappage scheme faces more criticism

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How much will the UK’s vehicle scrappage scheme help car buyers? The company suggests that if the scrappage scheme were extended to benefit used car buyers too it could offer savings of as much as 50 per cent on selected stock and this would still mean newer, greener cars on the road which will benefit the environment as well as boosting driver safety. Do you think the scrappage scheme should be extended to used cars?

RAC calls for scrappage scheme for dirty old diesel cars

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Ministers should consider a new scrappage scheme in the UK designed to take the oldest and most polluting diesel cars off the road, the RAC Foundation has said.

Scrappage scheme: Success or failure? The Green Piece

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According to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) most of the 400,000 vehicles ordered through the scrappage scheme have now been registered meaning the motor industry has nearly received its final boost from the concept. Tags: The Green Piece green piece scrappage scrappage scheme Tuesday 17 May 2010: The Green Piece Column.

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

Diesel scrappage scheme proposed: what you need to know

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London mayor Sadiq Khan has put forward a proposal for a diesel scrappage scheme, which could be rolled out nationally if the plan is given the go ahe.

Drivers urged to take advantage of the car scrappage scheme if they can

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Motorists who have an old car could benefit from the Government’s car scrappage scheme, if they have the money to spare. To qualify for the proposal, which gives the car owner €1,500 off the Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) share of a new price car, they must have a vehicle that is aged 10 years or [.].

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Has the scrappage scheme been exposed? The Green Piece

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It’s been nearly a year since the scrappage scheme (known as ‘cash for clunkers’ in the USA) ended its run in the UK. The Green Piece cash for clunkers green car scrappage schemeTuesday 8 February 2011. The Green Piece Column. At the time we were told that it had been a resounding success (see article) by not only boosting the automotive industry but also [.].

Scrappage scheme for electric scooters launches

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Electric scooter firm e-motive is to launch its own version of the Government’s highly successful scrappage scheme for cars-but for motorbikes and scooters instead. Green credentials e-motive electric scooters Ride Green scrappage schemeIts ‘Ride Green’ scheme will allow anyone with a motorcycle or scooter with a current MOT – any age or condition – to part exchange it and receive a £500 allowance [.].

Cash for clunkers repeat? Report says: NO

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At the height of the recession in 2008-2009, the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS), also known as the "cash for clunkers" program (a similar concept was launched in the UK known as the scrappage scheme) was introduced in the USA to drive new sales and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

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.

Spain extends scrappage scheme

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Spain has decided to extend its version of the scrappage scheme, to continue support for car industry. Tags: Green credentials C02 car buying extend fund incentive scheme scrappage Spain Spanish industry minister, Miguel Sebastian announced an extension of the Plan 200E scheme earlier this week, according to Costa News. Under the Spanish system, motorists can buy a new or used car up to five years old by scrapping a [.].

ACEEE Criticizes New Vehicle Scrappage Program

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The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ( ACEEE ) issued a statement criticizing the new agreement on a vehicle scrappage program emerging from the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The vehicle scrappage program would offer vouchers of $3,500 or $4,500 for consumers to retire their vehicles and purchase new ones.

Scrappage scheme deemed a success

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Though it has faced a barrage of criticism since its inception earlier this month, it would appear that the Government’s scrappage scheme has proved popular with consumers. This means that roughly one in every five new cars ordered in this period makes the most of the scrappage scheme. What do you make of the scrappage scheme? Tags: Green cars Latest news scrappage incentives scrappage scheme success UK scrappage scheme

More success for UK vehicle scrappage scheme

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There was more joy for car manufacturers in July thanks to the UK’s car scrappage scheme. Since the beginning of the scheme, 84,361 vehicles have been registered according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) with the scrappage scheme accounting for 21 per cent of July’s new car registrations, totalling 33,026 units. per cent of the total scrappage registrations and 3.6

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.

Scrappage scheme scrap ends

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Carmakers are back on board the scrappage scheme following yesterday’s fiasco which saw the like of Ford and Honda suspend their participation in the scheme while issues over VAT payments were cleared up. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the final details regarding the scrappage incentive scheme have now been resolved, with the full backing of car manufacturers. Tags: Ford Green credentials Honda incentive scrappage scheme suspend

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

UK Scrappage Scheme Encouraging Shift to Smaller, Fuel-Efficient Cars

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New cars bought through the UK’s scrappage incentive scheme , which began in May, emit on average 10.9% Scrappage buyers were also three times more likely than average to buy the smallest class of car—minis such as the Smart Fortwo—and a third more cars bought through the scheme were larger superminis such as the Hyundai i10. Gasoline cars account for 85% of cars bought through the scrappage scheme, a higher proportion than in the overall market (39.9%) between May and September.

Scrappage Scheme Moving Forward in US Congress

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Dingell, Congresswoman Betty Sutton, Congressman Jay Inslee, and Congressman Bart Stupak reached an agreement on a “Cash for Clunkers” scrappage program. Chairman Henry A. Waxman, Subcommittee Chairman Edward J. Markey, Chairman Emeritus John D. The agreement is based on H.R. 1550, introduced by Congresswoman Sutton, and H.R. 520, introduced by Congressman Inslee.

Drivers can go green with scrappage scheme

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The environmental benefits of the scrappage scheme is certainly open for debate - but drivers that pick up the ultra-green new SEAT Ibiza SC Ecomotive will certainly be doing their bit for the cause. SEAT UK’s head of marketing Steve Robertson is confident that the scrappage scheme, which was introduced yesterday, will be good news for the company.

Scrappage Scheme cuts CO2 emissions

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The Scrappage Scheme is having a positive impact in reducing average CO2, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) says. SMMT regularly publishes scrappage incentive registration figures and has collated further data to provide more detail on vehicles bought through the scheme. Commenting on the data, SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt said: “Since launching, the Scrappage Incentive Scheme has provided a welcome boost to new car registrations.

Scrappage Scheme extended by a month

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The UK Scrappage Scheme has been extended until the end of March, giving motorists an extra month to take advantage of a £2,000 discount off a new car. Tags: Green credentials extension Mandelson March scrappage scheme The move means that new registration plate cars can be purchased through the scheme as the new ‘60’ plate becomes available from March 1. The scheme has [.].

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.

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Facts about the scrappage scheme

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As we continue our Budget 2009 coverage here at TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk, we thought we’d break down the scrappage scheme into bite-size pieces showing you exactly how it works and who will qualify. The Government will supply around £300 million in funding for the scrappage scheme, which will be matched by participating car makers. - In addition to cars, the scrappage savings will also be made available to commercial vans that weigh up to 3.5

Car prices to fall as scrappage ends?

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According to the firm, some car manufacturers will reduce their prices in a effort to increase sales and counteract a fall in registrations as the Scrappage Scheme ends this month. Tags: Green credentials fall Glass guide new cars price scheme scrappage tax New car prices are set to fall-that’s the prediction from leading car data providers, Glass’s.

More international criticism for scrappage schemes

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Yesterday we told you how the scrappage scheme proposals in the USA are coming under fire and today it is the turn of Spain’s scheme to face criticism. The Ecologistas en Accion , one of the country’s most important green groups, is claiming that the scrappage scheme is bad business. Tags: Green cars Latest news cash for clunkers scrappage scheme Spain vehicle scrappage scheme

Mayor of London backs diesel car scrappage scheme; London ranked 9th best world city in new air quality study

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As reported in The Guardian , the Mayor told the Committee that: You could do a diesel scrappage scheme that would stimulate the market for cleaner vehicles. The Transport Emission Road Map calls on Government to amend fiscal incentives, launch a national vehicle scrappage scheme and support more sustainable modes of travel.

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. 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 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.

Proposed scrappage scheme meets criticism

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The scrappage scheme is only a few days old here in the UK and it has already come under fire. What do you think of these proposals and the scrappage scheme in general? Tags: Green cars Latest news cash for clunkers scrappage scheme However, in the USA critics are taking shots at the proposals before they are even implemented.

Scrappage Bill Introduced in US Congress

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In a move to take older vehicles off the road and spur new car sales, US Representative Betty Sutton (D-OH-13) introduced legislation today that will provide consumers a $3,000 to $5,000 incentive to buy more fuel-efficient cars, trucks or use mass transit. Sutton’s Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save (CARS) Act ( H.R. 1550 ) gives consumer purchase incentives for turning in vehicles that are 8 years or older to buy more fuel-efficient vehicles or to obtain a transit voucher.

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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.

Scrappage scheme set to be extended

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The popular car scrappage scheme is set to be extended the BBC reports. The scrappage incentive gives a £2,000 discount to buyers of new cars whoagree to scrap their 10 years or more old car in return. Commenting, Director of Policy at manufacturing organistation, EEF, Steve Radley, said: “The success of the scrappage scheme has been clear for all to see and has put a floor under manufacturing recession and helped retain skilled employees.

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US set to get car scrappage scheme

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The US is set to be the next country to introduce a car scrappage scheme, the Financial Times reports. The scheme, yet to be voted on by Congress is modelled on the scrappage incentives already available in several European countries and could see car buyers receiving vouchers worth between $3,500-4,000 towards their new purchase when they trade in an old car. Green credentials incentive scheme scrappage U.S

IHS: average age of vehicles on the road in US steady at 11.4 years; scrappage rate declining

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In addition, new vehicle registrations outpaced scrappage by more than 24% for the first time in a decade, according to the analysis. The combined average age of all light vehicles on the road in the U.S. remained steady at 11.4 years, based on a snapshot of vehicles in operation taken 1 Jan of this year, according to IHS Automotive. Total light vehicles in Operation (VIO) in the US reached a record level of more than 252,700,000—an increase of more than 3.7 million (1.5

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. There are ominous questions looming too, as to what the motor industry will do when the scrappage scheme ends.

Suzuki calls for scrappage scheme in Australia

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Having been boosted by scrappage scheme sales in Europe, Japanese manufacturer Suzuki wants to see a similar scheme implemented in Australia. Suzuki Australia manager Tony Devers has been monitoring the results from countries that have introduced a scrappage scheme and states he “cannot fathom&# why the idea of introducing similar incentives has met with such resistance Down Under. Tags: Green cars Latest news Suzuki Australia scrappage scheme Suzuki Alto

Ford to sweeten scrappage deal – but is it green?

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Unsurprisingly there is still frenzied interest in the announcement of a vehicle scrappage scheme by Alistair Darling as part of his 2009 Budget. The company plans to boost the potential of the scrappage scheme with the addition of supplementary discounts, which, when combined with the money from the scrappage offer, could represent savings in the region of £4,500. Or does the vehicle scrappage scheme hit the mark regardless?

Scrappage scheme could be popular than expected

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The scrappage scheme announced as part of the Budget last week, could be more popular than the government expects according to the Insistute of Fiscal Studies (IFS). However with 10 million or so eligible cars on the road, demand for the scrappage incentive could soon outstrip supply while the sudden boost in sales would lead to a lull again after the money is spent. Tags: Green cars Budget IFS scheme scrappage

Government Scrappage Scheme reaches halfway mark

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The Government’s scrappage scheme has reached halfway surpassing 150,000 orders since its launch back in May. These figures reflect a pattern that is broadly in line with national levels of car ownership, with the highest participation rates for the scrappage scheme in regions with the highest levels of car ownership. Tags: Green cars Green credentials incentive Mandelson scrappage scheme