Brand will pay £2000 for cars of Euro 1 to Euro 4 emissions if they’re swapped for a Euro 6 Ford

Ford is launching a scrappage scheme to encourage people to purchase newer, cleaner models of Euro 6 specification.

The initiative, which runs from 1 September to 31 December, will pay owners of Euro 1 to Euro 4 cars and vans (sold up to around 2010) £2000 for their vehicle if they buy a new Ford. The company said the scheme aims to remove as many older vehicles from Britain’s roads as possible, replacing them with Euro 6-compliant cars.

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According to Society of Motor Manufacturer and Traders data, there are 19.3 million vehicles that are of pre-Euro 5 emission levels on Britain’s roads. Ford claims that if all of those models were swapped for Euro 6 cars, national CO2 output would fall by 15 million tons per year.

The £2000 payment offered for older vehicles will be added to any existing deals. Ford already offers £2000 off the Kuga, so along with the scrappage scheme funding, that would bring the total saving up to £4000. The biggest saving offered with a new Ford, £5000 off a Transit van, brings the total saving possible for that model to £7000.

“Ford shares society’s concerns over air quality,” said Ford of Britain managing director Andy Barratt. “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.”

Ford’s move comes in the same month that Mercedes-Benz and BMW launched their own trade-in schemes to encourage drivers to switch to cleaner cars. The Volkswagen Group, Opel and Fiat Chrysler have also launched trade-in systems in Germany, but these have yet to make it to Britain.

However, Ford’s scheme is unique because it pledges to scrap all cars involved, rather than selling on some models and scrapping only those of low value.

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22 August 2017

But you can get £7000 of a Mondeo Vignale through a broker, which presumably the scheme would not acknowledge. Looks like it's a deal that benefits Ford primarily.

22 August 2017
rmcondo wrote:

Looks like it's a deal that benefits Ford primarily.

Of course it is, why would abyone believe otherwise?

Citroëniste.

22 August 2017
rmcondo wrote:

But you can get £7000 of a Mondeo Vignale through a broker, which presumably the scheme would not acknowledge. Looks like it's a deal that benefits Ford primarily.

Though what is the standard list price for a Mondeo Vignale?

 

I'd imagine that the models sold through this scheme would mostly be Bmax and Ecosport

22 August 2017
rmcondo wrote:

But you can get £7000 of a Mondeo Vignale through a broker, which presumably the scheme would not acknowledge. Looks like it's a deal that benefits Ford primarily.

i agree. Ford have also been notorious for heavy discounting anyway. Good idea but sceptical it will appeal the owners most needing to scrap their vehicle. As for air quality , there should be a wider government plan to scrap diesel buses & rethink car access to major cities. Ford's contribution to improving air quality is a drop in the ocean. 

22 August 2017

Otherwise, I'm not interested.

22 August 2017

Is it also unique in offering the deal to all pre Euro 5 cars and not just diesels as the the others are doing? Or have I miss read the reports on the the other brands offers? The impression I got was that they only offered the incentive for older diesels.

A34

22 August 2017

This doesnt help banger owners move to cheap Euro6 motoring... and presumably is part of new car sale negotiations. This is a "min 2K trade-in" sales campaign.

22 August 2017

Beacuse the vast majoirty of 1.6 TDCIs on the roads which lets face it, is the primary engine they are trying to get rid of, are owned by people who brought them second hand.  So whilst its all very well and good giving us £2000 for a car, they would need to buy a new car, which they wont beable to afford even with the discount or if they can afford it, it would be for a cheap arse Style edition POS

Sorry, i applaud their efforts, but if they want me to change my Titanium spec Focus 1.6 TDCi, they will need to give me the £2k and allow it to be put towards a used car, one i can afford and one i will enjoy driving.  Lets not forget that even if i did buy a new car, it would be subject to the new Emmisions taxes which is significantly higher than the £35 a year i pay, so why on earth would i buy something i cant afford, at a spec that i dont want and then pay more for fuel and finally pay more taxation on it!

 

 

 

22 August 2017
Big_Dee82 wrote:

Beacuse the vast majoirty of 1.6 TDCIs on the roads which lets face it, is the primary engine they are trying to get rid of, are owned by people who brought them second hand.  So whilst its all very well and good giving us £2000 for a car, they would need to buy a new car, which they wont beable to afford even with the discount or if they can afford it, it would be for a cheap arse Style edition POS

Sorry, i applaud their efforts, but if they want me to change my Titanium spec Focus 1.6 TDCi, they will need to give me the £2k and allow it to be put towards a used car, one i can afford and one i will enjoy driving.  Lets not forget that even if i did buy a new car, it would be subject to the new Emmisions taxes which is significantly higher than the £35 a year i pay, so why on earth would i buy something i cant afford, at a spec that i dont want and then pay more for fuel and finally pay more taxation on it!

It isn't necessarily a case of "won't be able to afford" (as indicated somewhat naively by Autocar's rep on Radio 2 news this morning). A lot of people genuinely aren't interested in cars as anything other than a means of getting from A to B and have higher priorities on which to spend their money. If I lived on narrow, muddy, rock-and-bramble-strewn lanes in Devon, for example, I'd be driving something that wouldn't give me a panic attack every time I'm squeezing past another car whilst listening to the hedgerow scrape against the paintwork!

 

22 August 2017

What I'd like to know is has anyone ever benefitted from such a scheme?  (Apart from the salesmen!)

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