Scrappage scheme success continues into July

06 August 2009 #SMMT News


·         84,361 vehicles have been registered under the scrappage scheme since its start
·         Scrappage accounted for 21.0% of July’s new car registrations total with 33,026 units
The success of the vehicle scrappage scheme has continued into July, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
In July, 21.0% of the total 157,149 new car registrations were as a result of the scrappage incentive scheme, giving a much-needed boost to the UK motor industry. In the commercial vehicle sector, 499 vans were registered under the scheme, accounting for 1.5% of the total scrappage registrations and 3.6% of overall van registrations in July.
“The scrappage scheme has contributed to the first increase in new car registrations since April last year,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “Smaller, lower-CO2 emitting cars are taking the lion’s share of registrations which will have a positive impact in reducing emissions as well as boosting the UK motor industry.”
A full table of provisional scrappage scheme registrations is attached to this press release.


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