What is a car scrappage scheme?
The car scrappage scheme came about in 2009 to encourage people to scrap their old polluting vehicles, in exchange for a discount on a new eco-friendly vehicle.
The idea behind it was to decrease emissions, as well as boost sales for manufacturers.
Since the ULEZ expansion, the car scrappage scheme has been more popular than ever, as many Londoners and nearby residents no longer want to pay the charge.
Latest news on the ULEZ Scrappage Scheme
Only a third of scrap car requests to date have been successful and now the scheme is said to be closed to new applications.
A motorist who requested to scrap a BMW diesel car was rejected five times! In the end they decided to use a scrap car dealer which bought their car straight away and saved them all the hassle.
What to do if TFL have rejected your Scrappage Scheme application
Firstly, there is little more the government can do to help you, since they are closed to new applications. Therefore, you will need to scrap your vehicle with a local and reputable Scrap My Car Company.
A scrap car dealer will take all the stress out of the process and give you an instant quote for your scrap car. A good scrap car collection agency will usually collect your car the same day and pay you within 24 hours. So it’s much easier and straightforward than trying to use a government scheme that will likely have big delays and complicated processes.
Check out our scrap my car locations to see if we operate in a town near you.
Other scrappage schemes
There have been many car scrappage schemes over the years by car manufacturers and the government.
In the past, BMW, Audi, Mazda, Ford, Mercedes, MG, Toyota, Skoda, Mitsubishi, Vauxhall and Hyundai have offered scrappage schemes. Unfortunately these have now been discontinued.
You could wait to see if these manufacturers start these schemes again in the future, but we believe this won’t happen for a long time due to the current market after Covid.
Low Emissions Zone now on the border of Hertfordshire
Did you know that the LEZ has now extended right up to the border of Hertfordshire?
As Covid restrictions ease, it has led to more traffic and an obvious increase in pollution. Due to the government trying to claw back money lost to Covid, some believe it won’t be long until the LEZ turns into an ultra low emission zone requiring locals to pay the same charges they would have to pay if they entered into London.
Because of this, many people in Hertfordshire are now requesting to scrap their old Diesel cars because they have to pay the ULEZ charge if they cross into London.
Both Diesel and Petrol manufacturing will cease in 2030 and this is another reason why everyone is trying to scrap their old vehicles.
We have seen the most scrap my car Hertfordshire quotations over the last month and this will only increase.
If you live in Hertfordshire and want to scrap your non ULEZ compliant vehicle, get in touch today.