The New ULEZ Scrappage Scheme: Everything You Need to Know

If you are the owner of a micro business, operate as a sole trader or run a charity in London, the chances are that you have heard of the new Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ). An admirable effort to make the air we breathe in London less polluted; it nonetheless can mean a large daily charge for diesel van owners. Here at Scrap Car Kings, we are able to scrap your diesel van in compliance with the new ULEZ car scrappage scheme. Here is everything that you need to know.

About ULEZ

First things first – what is ULEZ? This is a scheme put forth by the Mayor of London to reduce the amount of harmful emissions in Central London. This area is the same as the one covered by the existing Congestion Charge. You and your members of staff need to meet the new ULEZ guidelines, along with all diesel van owners in the capital. If you own an older diesel vehicle, chances are it will be stand under this new criteria.

Fees for Non-Compliant Vehicles

If you do own a vehicle that doesn’t meet the new emissions restrictions, then you could soon face a rather hefty bill for just driving into the capital. At the moment, the standard charge is £11.50 per day, but for some larger vehicles it can be an eye-watering £100. There’s no reprieve either. As of this year, the ULEZ is now in effect 24 hours a day, every day of the week. So no matter when you are travelling into the capital, you will have to pay. If you do so regularly, those charges will really start to mount up.ULEZ Scrappage Scheme

A New Scrappage Scheme Announced for London

You can use the TFL website to check if your vehicle meets the ULEZ standards. If it turns out that your car doesn’t, then it could be time to think about saying goodbye to it. After all, what you will be paying in daily charges will add up over time – and that’s cash that you could put towards a new car that won’t cost you money every day. Luckily, we are here to help you decide on the most appropriate next step to take.

About the ULEZ Car Scrappage Scheme

The ULEZ car scrappage scheme has been introduced to help those who own businesses in the capital.  If you are a sole trader, or you run a small business or charity, you could be entitled to some financial assistance when it comes to scrapping your vehicle. You will be able to scrap up to three older, more polluting vans and/or charity minibuses and then make the switch to greener vehicles with this grant. There are three grant options for you to choose from.

Option 1:

Scrappage for frequent users of the Congestion Charge area. This will entitle you to £3,500. The vehicles that you are looking to scrap must have been driven within the Congestion Charge Zone at least 52 times between 22 August 2018 and 22 February 2019. This is six months before the scrappage scheme began. Vehicles that do not meet the ULEZ criteria must be a pre-Euro 6 diesel light van (or charity-owned minibus).

Option 2:

Scrappage and purchase or lease of Euro 6 replacement. Again, this will entitle you to up to £3,500. The vehicle must be a pre-Euro 6 diesel light van or charity-owned minibus that does not meet the ULEZ standards. It will then be replaced by purchase, lease or hire for at least two years with a Euro 6 diesel light van. In the case of charities, it will be replaced with a Euro 6 diesel minibus. The micro business, sole trader or charity also has to be registered at a Greater London address.

Option 3:

Scrappage and contribution towards running costs (including insurance) of an electric vehicle. In this case, you are entitled to £6,000. The first £3,500 is intended to be used for scrapping ULEZ non- compliant vehicles. Then on top of that, you will receive a £2,500 contribution towards the running costs of a replacement electric vehicle – this includes insurance too. Like the other options, your vehicle must be a pre-Euro 6 diesel light van or charity-owned minibus that doesn’t meet ULEZ standards.

Not sure which is applicable to you? Get in touch with TFL, and they will be able to help you settle on the right ULEZ van scrappage plan for you and your business.

Why Diesel Van Owners Love Scrap Car Kings

So, why scrap your car with us? Well, we are ideally placed to help those scrapping a vehicle through the new diesel van scrappage scheme in London. We have an established presence in the capital and have been working with diesel van owners long before this scheme was even announced. We accept a wide range of vehicles here at Scrap Car Kings – regardless of their age or condition.

A Simple, Speedy Service

It’s so easy to scrap your vehicle with us. You can give us a call on 07944945945 or fill in the form here on our website. We’ll ask you a few questions about your diesel van, and then we will be able to offer you a free, no-obligation quote. If you choose to accept that quote, then we can come to collect your vehicle that very same day. We really pride ourselves on the speedy service that we are able to provide – and we pay by instant bank transfer too. So you won’t be kept waiting!

Get in Touch Today!

Our friendly, knowledgeable team are able to answer any questions that you may have about car scrappage in the UK. We want you to be able to sell your old vehicle for scrap in as smooth and stress-free a way as possible. So why not get in touch today? In just a few hours you could be saying goodbye to your old diesel vehicle – and the hefty fees that come with driving it into London every day!

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