Ford has announced a new car and van scrappage scheme in a bid to help improve air quality in Britain’s town and cities.
Eligible consumers can receive between £2,000 and £7,000 off the price of a new Ford.
The offer runs from September until the end of the year and applies to any vehicle from any brand with a pre-Euro 5 engine that was registered by December 31st 2009. The traded-in vehicle also must have been registered in the owner’s name for at least 90 days.
Around 19.3 million pre-Euro 5 cars are currently on UK roads, official figures show.
Andy Barratt, chairman and MD of Ford of Britain, said the scheme was being introduced to remove hundreds of thousands of the dirtiest cars from Britain’s roads.
“Ford shares society’s concerns over air quality,” he explained. “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.
“We don’t believe incentivising sales of new cars goes far enough and we will ensure that all trade-in vehicles are scrapped.”
All new Ford EcoBoost petrol and EcoBlue diesel models meet the Euro 6 standard – the toughest vehicle emissions yet. These units are cleaner than ever before and also the most efficient, resulting in stronger fuel economy too.
The scheme is being offered on the new Fiesta, Focus, B-Max, C-Max and Kuga, as well as the Ford Transit range. Models exempt from the scheme include the Ka, Ka+, S-Max and Galaxy.
BMW and Mercedes are also operating scrappage schemes right now, but these only apply to diesels.
Molly Benton, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, comments: “Petrol and diesel engines have come a long way and Ford’s EcoBoost and EcoBlue units lead the way when it comes to emissions and efficiency. We hope other mainstream manufacturers feel inspired to offer similar schemes.”
Posted on 22nd August 2017
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