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.

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

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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.

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.

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U.S. Car Population Surges As Sales Soar, While Scrappage Falls

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As new, more-efficient cars become available, older models must eventually be taken off the road for a genuine reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions to occur. Yet while U.S. consumers are purchasing plenty of those new cars, they''re still keeping the old ones around. The number of cars on U.S. roads is now at a record high, according to research

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Government proposes clean air zones, but no commitment to diesel scrappage scheme

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The government has published its draft consultation for combatting air pollution, which hints that a number of “clean air zones” will be introduced in

New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040 - but no scrappage scheme or pollution charges announced

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The sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans is to be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution, the government has confirmed.

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 [.].

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.

Ford introduces scrappage scheme in UK for pre Euro 5 vehicles

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In the UK, Ford announced a car and van scrappage scheme aimed at improving air quality by enabling customers, of any brand, to trade-in and scrap their old vehicles for new Ford cars and commercial vehicles, including the popular Fiesta and Transit Custom, with significantly lower emissions. The Ford scrappage program will run to the end of the year and is effective for registrations from 1 September to 31 December 2017.

Nissan Germany offering €2,000 scrappage bonus for Euro 1-4 diesels with EV buy

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Nissan Germany is offering a €2,000 (US$2,360) scrappage bonus for Euro 1-4 diesel vehicles to buyers of a Nissan LEAF or Nissan e-NV200 electric vehicle. In combination with Nissan Elektrobonus (€3,000 for a LEAF and €3,250 for an e-NV200) and the state environmental bonus (€2,000), the scrappage bonus—which is available until 30 December 2017—allows a buyer switching from an old diesel to an EV to save up to €7,250 (US$8,556).

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.