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Ford Scrappage Scheme Drives Air Quality Improvement across UK

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Ford Scrappage Scheme Drives Air Quality Improvement across UK

 

  • Ford scheme enables most polluting vehicles to be permanently removed from UK roads
  • Incentives of up to £7,0001 make new, cleaner vehicles more accessible
  • Open to owners of any vehicle registered on, or before 31st December 2009 (pre Euro 5) against selection of latest generation Euro 6 petrol and diesel models, including Transit Custom
  • Replacing the UK’s population of old petrol and diesel cars alone could save 15 million tons of CO2 annually2 – and drastically reduce other pollutants
  • Unlike incentive schemes introduced by other manufacturers, the Ford scheme includes vans, and actually scraps all the trade-in vehicles

Ford today announced a car and van scrappage scheme aimed at improving air quality by enabling customers, of any brand, to trade-in and scrap their old vehicles for new and affordable Ford cars and commercial vehicles, including the popular Fiesta and Transit Custom, with significantly lower emissions.

Applicable to any pre-Euro 5 vehicle, registered by 31st December 2009, the scheme will enable eligible consumers3 to benefit from a scrappage incentive of between £2,000 and £7,0001 on a variety of Ford models, including the new high-tech Fiesta and Transit Custom, Britain’s most popular car and van respectively. The Ford scrappage program will run to the end of the year and is effective for registrations from September 1st to December 31st 2017.

“Ford shares society’s concerns over air quality”, said Andy Barratt, Chairman and MD of Ford of Britain. “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 the Euro 6 standard, the toughest vehicle emissions yet. Not only are they cleaner than ever before, but they are also the most efficient, meaning improvements in fuel economy too.

Latest Euro 6 standard4 and new vehicle technologies mean today’s cars produce far lower emissions than previous generations:

  • carbon monoxide (CO),  petrol down 63%; diesel down 82% since 1993
  • hydrocarbons (HC), petrol down 50% since 2001
  • oxides of nitrogen (NOX) down 84% since 2001
  • particulate matter (PM), diesel down 96% since 1993

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 stations5.

Medium to longer-term actions to improve air quality include a plug-in hybrid version of the Ford Transit Custom, due to start trials later this year. The Transit PHEV is planned for commercial introduction in 2019 and is part of Ford’s total investment of $4.5 billion in electrified vehicles by 2020, which also includes a fully electric, long-range SUV.

 

1Ford Scrappage Incentive


Model

Max Customer Saving

PLUS Scrappage Incentive

Total Scrappage Offer

New Fiesta

£0

£2,000

£2,000

B-MAX (excl. Zetec)

£1,500

£2,000

£3,500

Focus

£2,950

£2,000

£4,950

C-MAX

£2,500

£2,000

£4,500

Kuga

£2,000

£2,000

£4,000

Transit Courier

£1,650

£2,000

£3,650

Transit Connect (excl. Base)

£3,000

£2,000

£5,000

Transit Custom

£3,500

£2,000

£5,500

Transit

£5,000

£2,000

£7,000

2CO2 saving based on assumption an average CO2 reduction of 48g/km for pre-Euro 5 passenger cars and a UK car parc of 19.3 million vehicles in 2016, and an average of 10,000 miles/annum. (Commercial vehicles represent a smaller volume, with an estimated 2.5 million pre-Euro 5 LCV’s, but would also significantly contribute to CO2 reduction, and other pollutants, if removed from UK roads).

3Customer Eligibility

  • Incentive would apply to vehicles registered up to 31st December 2009
  • The traded-in vehicle  must have been registered in the owner’s name for at least 90 days
  • The trade-in vehicle must be scrapped

5Data from www.carbonbrief.org/

 

 

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 203,000 employees and 62 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks and SUVs, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. To expand its business model, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities with investments in electrification, autonomy and mobility. Ford provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products and services, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

 

Ford of Europe is responsible for producing, selling and servicing Ford brand vehicles in 50 individual markets and employs approximately 52,000 employees at its wholly owned facilities and approximately 66,000 people when joint ventures and unconsolidated businesses are included. In addition to Ford Motor Credit Company, Ford Europe operations include Ford Customer Service Division and 24 manufacturing facilities (16 wholly owned or consolidated joint venture facilities and eight unconsolidated joint venture facilities). The first Ford cars were shipped to Europe in 1903 – the same year Ford Motor Company was founded. European production started in 1911.

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