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From September 1st, the new 67 plate models are being released. Recently, several car manufacturers have announced renewed car scrappage schemes for 2017. Here's what you need to know about the best ways to scrap your car.  Most manufacturers require you to have owned the car for a minimum of 90 days, most offers exclude premier models (e.g. Ford GT and RS models are excluded from Ford's Scrappage Scheme), all deals are offering a minimum of £2,000 off your new car, some car scrappage offers give as much £7,000 off a new car.

The new initiative is designed to remove vehicles which have a high carbon footprint from British roads. Following changes in tax law, vehicles which have high levels of carbon emissions are now taxed at a higher rate. This represents a shift in emphasis by the Government who previously offered tax breaks for carbon-efficient vehicles but are now directly targeting cars which are the worst offenders. This is combined with their announcement earlier this year that the sale of petrol and diesel cars is to be banned by 2040.

Also, as fossil fuel reserves become more and more scarce, the industry is gearing up for a more wholesale move over to hybrid and fully-electric vehicles. To alleviate fears amongst motorists, and to benefit the environment, industry leaders have introduced a new scrappage scheme to assist car drivers to upgrade their vehicles to a more environmentally-friendly option. 

Increasingly European laws on Carbon emissions have tightened, ultimately resulting in cars which are much more energy efficient. The table below highlights Euro Standards and the registrations to which they apply:

Emission Standard Applied to new passenger car approvals from Applied to all new registrations from

Euro 1

01-Jul-92

31-Dec-92

Euro 2

01-Jan-96

01-Jan-97

Euro 3

01-Jan-00

01-Jan-01

Euro 4

01-Jan-05

01-Jan-06

Euro 5

01-Sep-09

01-Jan-11

Euro 6

01-Sep-14

01-Sep-15

Significant savings can be made on car tax by buying a new car over keeping a second-hand less- efficient vehicle. Under the new vehicle tax laws, all new cars will pay a fixed car tax of £140 (excluding hybrid and all electric cars) from the second year. Vehicles with very high emissions could pay up to £2,000 and any vehicle with a list price of over £40,000 is subject to a further £310 levy.

With increased investment into refuelling stations, electric is now a better option than ever before. Electric cars have gained in popularity recently with such models as the Nissan Leaf demonstrating that you needn't compromise fuel economy for striking kerb-appeal. Nissan's scheme is slightly different in that it is referred to as a Swappage Scheme, and includes the option to buy a used car as well as new.

With this in mind, Evans Halshaw introduces the scrappage schemes currently available from our manufacturing partners:

Car Scrappage Scheme Offers
Brand Emissions rating Fuel type Ownership time Deal Cars offered on scheme Scheme Details
Citroën 1-4 Petrol or Diesel 90 Days Up to £6,400 on new model C1 (excl. Touch); C3 (excl. Touch); C3 Aircross (excl. Touch); C4 Cactus (excl. Touch); C3 Picasso; C4 ‘old model’ (excl. Touch); C4 ‘new model’ (Edition and Platinum only); C4 Picasso; Grand C4 Picasso and Berlingo Multispace models only
Dacia 1-4 Petrol or Diesel 90 Days Up to £1,000 on new model Duster
DS 1-4 Petrol or Diesel 90 Days Up to £5,500 on new model DS 3 (excl Performance, Performance Black & BRM); DS 3 Cabrio (excl Performance & Performance Black); DS 4; DS 4 Crossback and DS 5
Ford 1-4 Petrol or Diesel 90 Days Up to £4,950 on new model All-New Fiesta (excl. Style), B-MAX (excl. Zetec), Focus (excl. ST and RS), C-MAX, Kuga
Hyundai 1-4 Petrol or Diesel 90 Days Up to £5,000 on new model Sante Fe, Tucson, i40, IONIQ Hybrid, i20, ix20, i30, i10
Kia 1-4 Petrol or Diesel 90 Days Up to £2,000 on new model Picanto, Rio
Nissan 1-4 Petrol or Diesel 90 Days £2,000 Switch Scheme applicable for used Nissan Leaf EV as well as selected new models
Peugeot 1-4 Petrol or Diesel 90 Days Up to £7,000 on new model 108,208, 2008 SUV, New 308, New 308 SW, New 308 GTi, All-new 3008 SUV, 508 Saloon, 508 SW
Renault 1-4 Petrol or Diesel 90 Days Up to £2,000 on new model Clio, New Captur, Mégane, Scenic, Grand Scenic, Kadjar
SEAT 1-4 Diesel 6 Months Up to £3,500 on new model Mii, Ibiza, Toledo, Leon

Van Scrappage Scheme Offers
Brand Emissions rating Fuel type Ownership time Deal Vans offered on scheme Scheme Details
Citroën Vans 1-4 Petrol or Diesel 90 Days Up to £7,000 on new model Nemo, Berlingo, Dispatch, Relay
Ford Commercial 1-4 Diesel 90 Days Up to £7,000 on new model Transit Courier, Transit Connect (excl. Base), Transit Custom, Tourneo Custom, Transit
Peugeot Vans 1-4 Petrol or Diesel 90 Days Up to £7,000 on new model Partner Tepee, Bipper, Partner, Expert, Boxer

Since their introduction in 2009, scrappage schemes have become steadily more and more popular as an easy way to scrap your car and to buy a new greener car. All of the manufacturers listed in the above table have their own offers with their Terms and Conditions so please click on the individual links to make sure you're clued up as to what's on offer but hurry as some schemes are available for September only!