Ford Launches Scrappage Scheme

Ford Launches Scrappage Scheme
Ford scrappage scheme will replace older, less fuel-efficient vehicles with new models on U.K. roads. (Photo: Ford UK)

Ford is launching a new scrappage scheme to take older, less fuel-efficient vehicles off U.K. roads.

Ford will be replacing its older models on the road with cleaner and more fuel-efficient Ford models.

“Our last Ford scrappage scheme saw 25,500 customers trade-in their older vehicles for Ford models equipped with our latest emissions and fuel-efficiency technologies, contributing to reducing CO2 and other emissions on U.K roads,” said Andy Barratt, Managing Director, Ford of Britain. “We expect our new Ford scrappage scheme that we’re launching on July 1 to also have a positive impact on the environment.”

The new scrappage enables passenger vehicle customers to save £2,000 (including VAT) and commercial vehicle customers to also save £2,000 (excluding VAT) on selected new Ford vehicles when taking their existing car to a Ford dealership. The existing vehicle must have been registered before or on December 31, 2012, must have been owned by the customer for at least 90 days or more before scrapping, and should not be classified as historic vehicle by the DVLA. The Ford dealership will then arrange for the car to be scrapped at an Authorized Treatment Facility and a Certificate of Destruction will be automatically issued.

Customers would also receive a scrappage discount if they order their new Ford vehicles between July 1, 2019, and September 30, 2019, and have their vehicles registered before March 31, 2020.

The scrappage savings can be used against the purchase of Ford commercial vehicles (excluding Transit Connect and Ranger Raptor), and Ford passenger vehicles (excluding KA+, Fiesta Trend, all Zetec derivatives, Mustang, and all ST derivatives (Fiesta ST-1, ST2 and ST-3; ST Performance Edition; and Focus ST)).

“To help reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the use of our vehicles, we are committed to making more efficient, lower-impact vehicles and technologies accessible at scale. Our new scrappage scheme not only helps to remove some of the oldest vehicles from the parc but also introduces customers to the latest fuel-efficient technologies,” said Barratt.

The previous Ford scrappage scheme in 2017-2018 took more than 25,500 older vehicles off U.K. roads.

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