The scrappage scheme has significantly reduced the Co2 emitted from new cars because the majority sold under the incentive are small, efficient models, according to new figures.
New car registrations through the scheme had an average Co2 value of 132.1g/km, according to statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers. That's 10.9 per cent below the 148.2g/km overall for new cars.
“Since launching, the Scrappage Incentive Scheme has provided a welcome boost to new car registrations,” said SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt.
“Not only is it helping to reduce average CO2 emissions, but it is putting safer vehicles on our roads. The scheme should help to sustain demand into 2010 and have a positive impact on UK manufacturing and new car registrations during the first half of the year.” Twitter - follow autocar.co.uk