FORD ANNOUNCES SCRAPPAGE SCHEME - MOTORING EDITOR RESPONDS
Today, Ford have announced that from September 1st, they will be offering a £2,000 scrappage scheme for pre-2010 cars. Amanda Stretton, motoring editor at Confused.com, said:
“With the government pushing aside plans for a scrappage scheme until Autumn, it is encouraging to see manufacturers doing their bit to implement such initiatives themselves. With the cost of motoring rising across the board, drivers should welcome any plans that reduce emissions and also save them money.
“While this is a step in the right direction, the offer is also only open until the end of December, so it will have a limited impact on removing polluting vehicles from our roads. A nationwide scrappage scheme is needed to make it cheaper and easier for all motorists to adopt greener vehicles and improve our air quality.
“While only drivers of pre-2010 cars can qualify for the Ford scheme, there are many ways they can save money while reducing their carbon footprint. Motorists should research online into ways they can drive more efficiently, such as by limiting their acceleration, driving in a higher gear and carpooling with others whenever possible.”