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Ford offers scrappage scheme in battle against emissions

Andy Barratt, Ford of Britain

Ford dealers will offer a minimum £2,000 scrappage incentive to motorists trading in diesel and petrol cars registered on or before December 2009 as part of its bid to battle emissions.

Applicable to any pre-Euro 5 vehicle the scheme will enable eligible consumers to benefit from a scrappage incentive of between £2,000 for Fiesta and £7,000 for Transit.

The Ford scrappage program will run to the end of the year and is effective for registrations from September 1st to December 31st, 2017 and joins recently-launched schemes from BMW and Mercedes-Benz which offer £2,000 to customers who buy a Euro 6-compliant diesel, plug-in hybrid or pure EV.

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Announcing the new scheme, Andy Barratt (pictured), chairman and managing director of Ford of Britain, said: “Ford shares society’s concerns over air quality. 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. Acting together we can take hundreds of thousands of the dirtiest cars off our roads and out of our cities.”

All new Ford EcoBoost petrol and EcoBlue diesel models meet Euro 6 standards.

Ford claims that carbon monoxide (CO) emissions have been slashed by 63% in petrol vehicles and 82% in diesel vehicles since 1993 with NOx down 84% since 2001.

Data from the SMMT shows that there are approximately 19.3 million pre-Euro 5 emission level passenger cars on the UK roads today and reducing that number, through scrappage programs, would have the effect of reducing CO2 by 15million tons per year, equivalent to the annual output of approximately three coal-fired power stations.

Full details of the potential savings available to Ford customers are detailed here:

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