Ford Scrappage Scheme
Car giant Ford has launched a new scrappage scheme that offers up to £7,000 off a new car or van in exchange for old motors, with Royston based dealership, John R Ford & Sons and Mick George Ltd combining in a unique manner to promote the offering.
Any car that took to the road before December 2009 is eligible to be exchanged in the scheme, whatever make and model.
The is worth between £2,000 and £7,000 off the list price of a new Ford motor from September 1st to the end of the year.
The initiative from Ford aims to help reduce road pollution, by way of taking the most polluting vehicles off the road. The scheme comes following the Government’s recent announcement that new diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution.
The firm quoted figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders which showed that over 19 million cars with pre-Euro 5 emissions levels - those that qualify for its scrappage scheme – were still on UK roads.
Andy Barratt, Chairman and Managing Director of Ford of Britain, said “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. Acting together we can take hundreds of thousands of the dirtiest cars off our roads and out of our cities.”
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’As fleet operators, and providers of a vehicle leasing service ourselves, we have more than a vested interest in the vehicle market. It’s good to see other likeminded organisations proactively doing their part to improve the state of the environment.‘’
Stump continued: ‘’As a business we’re continually investing in the latest eco-friendly transport options.’’