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Finance IconWhat Is The Scrappage Scheme?

With 40,000 early deaths attributed to air pollution levels every year in the United Kingdom, it’s no wonder why companies are jumping on board to help reduce the environmental impact that their products create; and with diesel being one of the largest contributors to air pollution levels car manufacturers are on board too with 23 vehicle manufacturing companies creating their own car scrappage schemes for 2017.

The car scrappage scheme is a scheme that vehicle manufacturers created with the aim of helping to lessen the impact vehicles make on air quality. But unlike previous scrappage schemes, this one is made up by car manufacturers giving monetary incentives for people purchasing newer models which produce lower emissions, by trading in old models with high emissions, for scrap.

By calculating the worth of a person’s vehicle as scrap and combining this with the manufacturer discount the overall scrappage scheme incentive is figured out. This amount is then used as a down payment on models with lower emissions selected by the manufacturer. For example: Peugeot have made 14 different models available through their scrappage scheme, whereas Mitsubishi only have 4 models available. The purpose of the scrappage scheme is to help to make models which may have ordinarily been unaffordable, more affordable, whilst incentivising people to dispose of their older vehicles with high emission levels. But is the scheme as environmentally friendly as manufacturers make out?

The scheme is beneficial to many, not just for decreasing the amount of diesel vehicles on the road, but because it helps to cost save on tax and congestion charges; such as the day rate which London recently introduced.

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But is it good for the environment?

The impact of the scrappage scheme may be less beneficial on the environment than one would assume. This is because despite many manufacturers calling it a ‘scrappage’ scheme – many of the vehicles which have been traded in under the scheme, haven’t actually been scrapped. Instead the vehicles are returned to the forecourt, or resold meaning that they are still on the roads creating the very pollution the scheme was supposed to be combating.
 

The purpose of the scheme is to help the environment, something which many people are passionate about, but coincidentally the schemes coincide with flagging sales, a number that was down 9% in year on year sales (July 2016 – July 2017) according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. These statistics, in addition to the fairly recent ‘Dieselgate’ emission scandal, make it hard to believe that manufacturers have developed the schemes in a bid to help the environment, and not just boost the company’s profit by capitalising on people’s concerns. But despite the reasons why vehicle manufacturers are doing the schemes, it’s a step in the right direction and people can still make significant savings through it.

  • Positive step towards reducing the impact vehicles are having on the environment
  • Trade-in allowances
  • Generous scrappage incentives from some manufacturers
  • Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) deposit contributions
  • Low finances rates

  • People may not want to buy a new car
  • People are committed to purchasing a new car whether paid for in full or on finance
  • Not all schemes include petrol vehicles
  • These schemes are only available for a limited time. Many end between September – December 2017
  • Some vehicles are resold, not scrapped, meaning there is no positive impact on the environment
  • The schemes are not Government sponsored and have been flagged as a PR tactic to improve flagging sales
  • Some scrappage schemes state you must have owned the vehicle for a certain amount of time

FAQ IconWho’s Offering Car Scrappage Schemes?

There are 23 manufacturers who have created their own versions of the scheme and, because it’s not Government sponsored, the incentives offered vary per manufacturer. Because of this you should always check the small print to ensure that you are getting the best deal. The requirements for each scheme vary however, the common denominator is that manufacturer trade-in scrappage schemes are targeting vehicles with Euro1-Euro4 emissions which, typically, equate to vehicles which are over 7 years old.

The best scrappage scheme for you will depend upon why you’re scrapping your vehicle. For example; if you want a company who will scrap the vehicle so it cannot be returned to the road, to protect the environment, then BMW won’t be the scrappage scheme for you as the vehicles they receive through the scheme are not all scrapped.

There are no brand limitations when taking a vehicle in for the scrappage scheme, as long as it meets the requirements. For example; an old Volkswagen can be traded in and used against a new Ford – as long as it meets the age, fuel or any other requirements set by the manufacturer, such as having a valid MOT. Below we have broken down each manufacturer’s offering to help you identify which scrappage scheme is the most suitable for you.

Audi logo

Audi
Scheme Name: Audi Scrappage Incentive
Incentive Value: £2,000 – £8,000
Scheme End Date: 31st December 2017
Number Of Models Available: 12
Fuel Type/s Accepted: Diesel
Valid For Models: 2009 or older
Vehicle Must Be Owned For: 6 Months
What Happens To Vehicles Traded In:
Audi have stated that they will “wherever possible, recycle it’s materials.” However they have not specified whether vehicles which have been traded in will be dismantled and recycled (scrapped) or whether they will be resold.

BMW

BMW
Scheme Name: BMW Lower Emissions Allowance
Incentive Value: £2,000
Scheme End Date: 31st December 2017
Number Of Models Available: 30+
Fuel Type/s Accepted: Diesel
Valid For Models: 2010 or older
Vehicle Must Be Owned For: 12 months
What Happens To Vehicles Traded In:
BMW have not stated whether vehicle’s traded in will be resold or recycled

Citroen

Citroën
Scheme Name: Citroën Scrappage Scheme
Incentive Value: £1,600 – £7,000
Scheme End Date: 31st December 2017
Number Of Models Available: 13
Fuel Type/s Accepted: Diesel or Petrol
Valid For Models: 2009 or older
Vehicle Must Be Owned For: 90 days
What Happens To Vehicles Traded In:
Vehicles traded in through this scheme will be recycled with a company who sell vehicles for both scrap and salvage

Dacia

Dacia
Scheme Name: Dacia Scrappage Scheme
Incentive Value: £500 – £1,000
Scheme End Date: 1st December 2017
Number Of Models Available: 1 (Dacia Duster)
Fuel Type/s Accepted: Diesel or Petrol
Valid For Models: 2009 or older
Vehicle Must Be Owned For: 90 days
What Happens To Vehicles Traded In:
Dacia have not stated whether vehicles will be scrapped or resold

DS

DS
Scheme Name: DS Scrappage Scheme
Incentive Value: £3,500 – £6,400
Scheme End Date: 31st December 2017
Number Of Models Available: 6
Fuel Type/s Accepted: Diesel or Petrol
Valid For Models: 2009 or older
Vehicle Must Be Owned For: 90 days
What Happens To Vehicles Traded In:
Vehicles traded in with DS through this scheme will be disposed of by a company who sell vehicles for recycling, or reselling

Fiat

Fiat
Scheme Name: Fiat Scrappage Scheme
Incentive Value: £1095 – £5,300
Scheme End Date: 30th September 2017
Number Of Models Available: 13
Fuel Type/s Accepted: Diesel
Valid For Models: 2009 or older
Vehicle Must Be Owned For: 180 days
What Happens To Vehicles Traded In:
Fiat has not stated whether vehicles will be dismantled as scrap or sold on again

Ford
Scheme Name: Ford New For Old Scrappage Scheme
Incentive Value: £2,000 – £7,000
Scheme End Date: 31st December 2017
Number Of Models Available: 14
Fuel Type/s Accepted: Diesel or Petrol
Valid For Models: 2009 or older
Vehicle Must Be Owned For: 90 days
What Happens To Vehicles Traded In:
All vehicles traded in through Ford’s ‘New For Old’ scheme will be dismantled and recycled at an Authorised Treatment Facility ensuring these vehicles never return to the road

Hyundai

Hyundai
Scheme Name: Hyundai Scrappage and Emission Reduction Scheme
Incentive Value: £1,500 – £5,000
Scheme End Date: 31st December 2017
Number Of Models Available: 10
Fuel Type/s Accepted: Diesel or Petrol
Valid For Models: 2009 or older
Vehicle Must Be Owned For: 90 days
What Happens To Vehicles Traded In:
Hyundai will scrap all vehicles traded in through their scrappage scheme, and they have also extended their offer for people looking to trade their vehicle in

Kia

Kia
Scheme Name: Kia Scrappage Scheme
Incentive Value: £2,000
Scheme End Date: 31st December 2017
Number Of Models Available: 2
Fuel Type/s Accepted: Diesel or Petrol
Valid For Models: 2010 or older
Vehicle Must Be Owned For: No restriction
What Happens To Vehicles Traded In:
Kia have not stated whether vehicles will be scrapped or resold however, they are offering a 7 year warranty with the two models available for purchase through their scheme

Mazda

Mazda
Scheme Name: Mazda Scrappage Scheme – Upgrade Plan
Incentive Value: £2,500 – £5,000
Scheme End Date: 31st December 2017
Number Of Models Available: 6
Fuel Type/s Accepted: Diesel or Petrol
Valid For Models: 2009 or older
Vehicle Must Be Owned For: 60 days
What Happens To Vehicles Traded In:
All Mazdas traded in through the scrappage scheme will be recycled with a company that sell vehicles to Authorised Treatment Facilities or private buyers as scrap or salvage

Mercedes

Mercedes-Benz
Scheme Name: Mercedes-Benz Diesel Changeover Bonus
Incentive Value: £2,000
Scheme End Date: 31st December 2017
Number Of Models Available: 10+
Fuel Type/s Accepted: Diesel
Valid For Models: Rated EU1 – EU4 on the Emissions Standard
Vehicle Must Be Owned For: 6 months
What Happens To Vehicles Traded In:
Mercedes have not specified whether vehicles will be recycled or resold once traded in

MG

MG
Scheme Name: MG Simple Scrappage Scheme
Incentive Value: £1,500+
Scheme End Date: Unknown
Number Of Models Available: 1
Fuel Type/s Accepted: Diesel or Petrol
Valid For Models: Any age
Vehicle Must Be Owned For: No restriction
What Happens To Vehicles Traded In:
MG have not specified whether vehicles traded in will be scrapped or resold

Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi
Scheme Name: Mitsubishi Scrappage Scheme
Incentive Value: £2,000 – £4,000
Scheme End Date: 28th December 2017
Number Of Models Available: 4
Fuel Type/s Accepted: Diesel or Petrol
Valid For Models: 2009 or older
Vehicle Must Be Owned For: 6 months
What Happens To Vehicles Traded In:
Vehicles traded in through Mitsubishi will be dismantled and depolluted at an Authorised Treatment Facility ensuring that the vehicles are never returned to the road

Nissan

Nissan
Scheme Name: Nissan The Switch Scheme
Incentive Value: £2,000
Scheme End Date: 30th September 2017
Number Of Models Available: 7
Fuel Type/s Accepted: Diesel or Petro
Valid For Models: 2009 or older
Vehicle Must Be Owned For: 90 days
What Happens To Vehicles Traded In:
Nissan have not stated what will happen to the vehicles after trade in and whether they will be sold on or scrapped

Peugeot

Peugeot
Scheme Name: Peugeot Scrappage Scheme
Incentive Value: £1,750 – £7,000
Scheme End Date: 31st December 2017
Number Of Models Available: 14
Fuel Type/s Accepted: Diesel or Petrol
Valid For Models: 2010 or older
Vehicle Must Be Owned For: 90 days
What Happens To Vehicles Traded In:
As a manufacturer Peugeot are the lowest CO2 emitting car brand in Europe Vehicles traded in through their scheme will be recycled through a company which scraps or resells used vehicles

Renault

Renault
Scheme Name: Renault Scrappage Scheme
Incentive Value: £2,000 – £5,000
Scheme End Date: 30th September 2017
Number Of Models Available: 7
Fuel Type/s Accepted: Diesel or Petrol
Valid For Models: 2009 or older
Vehicle Must Be Owned For: 90 days
What Happens To Vehicles Traded In:
All vehicles traded in through Renault’s scrappage scheme will be recycled to ensure that the vehicles are never returned to the road

Seat

Seat
Scheme Name: Seat Scrappage Incentive
Incentive Value: £1,500 – £3,500
Scheme End Date: 31st December 2017
Number Of Models Available: 4
Fuel Type/s Accepted: Diesel
Valid For Models: 2009 or older
Vehicle Must Be Owned For: 6 months
What Happens To Vehicles Traded In:
Seat have not stated what will happen to vehicles once they have been traded in through this scheme

Skoda

Skoda
Scheme Name: Skoda Scrappage Incentive
Incentive Value: £1,500 – £4,000
Scheme End Date: 31st December 2017
Number Of Models Available: 7
Fuel Type/s Accepted: Diesel
Valid For Models: 2009 or older
Vehicle Must Be Owned For: 6 months
What Happens To Vehicles Traded In:
Skoda have not stated whether vehicles traded under the scheme will be recycled or resold

Suzuki

Suzuki
Scheme Name: Suzuki Scrappage Scheme
Incentive Value: £1,000 – £2,000
Scheme End Date: 30th September 2017
Number Of Models Available: 8
Fuel Type/s Accepted: Diesel or Petrol
Valid For Models: 2009 or older
Vehicle Must Be Owned For: 90 days
What Happens To Vehicles Traded In:
Suzuki have not stated what will happen to the vehicles which have been traded in through the scheme

Toyota

Toyota
Scheme Name: Toyota Scrap Old Drive New Scheme
Incentive Value: £1,000 – £4,000
Scheme End Date: 31st December 2017
Number Of Models Available: 12
Fuel Type/s Accepted: Diesel or Petrol
Valid For Models: 2010 or older
Vehicle Must Be Owned For: 6 months
What Happens To Vehicles Traded In:
Toyota have not stated what will happen with traded in vehicles or whether they will be recycled or resold

Vauxhall

Vauxhall
Scheme Name: Vauxhall Scrappage Allowance
Incentive Value: £2,000
Scheme End Date: 30th September 2017
Number Of Models Available: 5
Fuel Type/s Accepted: Diesel or Petrol
Valid For Models: Any age
Vehicle Must Be Owned For: 90 days
What Happens To Vehicles Traded In:
Vauxhall have advised that they will not be recycling all of the vehicles which are traded in, and therefore some of the vehicles acquired through the scheme will be resold

Volkswagen

Volkswagen
Scheme Name: Volkswagen Scrappage Upgrade Scheme
Incentive Value: £1,800 – £6,000
Scheme End Date: 31st December 2017
Number Of Models Available: 20
Fuel Type/s Accepted: Diesel
Valid For Models: 2009 or older
Vehicle Must Be Owned For: 6 months
What Happens To Vehicles Traded In:
Volkswagen does not state whether the vehicles will be recycled once traded in.

Different Types Of Car Finance IconHow To Choose The Most Suitable Scrappage Scheme.

When looking into scrappage schemes, it’s best to compare the offerings to see which is the most suitable to your circumstance or requirements and offers the best deal. For example; Manufacturer A may offer the best monetary discount but the vehicles it has available through the scheme you may not like, or may still be out of budget. Whereas Manufacturer B may have the widest product range but the lowest monetary reductions.

An alternative way to capitalise on the scrappage schemes is to use a company who specialises in finding the best prices for scrap vehicles… Like us! This is often the most favourable option because, unlike the aforementioned manufacturers, our scheme does not expire. In addition to this the manufacturer’s scrappage scheme is only available if you purchase one of their new models, whereas, our service is available to you regardless, so you are free to choose how you spend your money. We also accept vehicles which are damaged, broken, old or new so you never have to worry that your vehicle won’t be accepted.

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