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Scrappage is back! How Vauxhall’s scheme works


Chop in a banger and Vauxhall will give you £2000 off a shiny new Corsa (Picture © Vauxhall)

The scrappage scheme is back. However, this isn’t the proposed government-backed scheme to remove the most polluting diesel vehicles from the road. This is an incentive devised by car maker Vauxhall in a bid to sell more motors.

Anyone buying a new Vauxhall Adam, Corsa, Meriva, Astra or Mokka X will have a contribution of £2000 towards their new car. But they must trade in their old model. Here’s how it works.

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Low emission diesel cars: not as smelly as you might think

Low emission diesel cars

Diesel cars have come on hugely since it was first used to fuel the Fiesta in 1984 (Picture © Ford)

Low emission diesel cars are just as friendly for the planet as battery driven or petrol-electric hybrids. That’s the message from car manufacturer trade body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Its campaign comes after new consumer research revealed that the majority of UK adults – incorrectly – blame cars and commercial vehicles as the biggest cause of air pollution in the UK.  Continue reading