Ford Announces London Commercial Vehicle Scrappage Scheme

Ford has pledged its support for a cleaner, greener London by launching a scrappage program for its customers of commercial vehicles there. The company has promised savings of up to £3,000 under the system, which is supported by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London.

Owners of vans that are 10, or more, years old will qualify for up to £3,000 off a new Ford van. The scrappage scheme incentives are available on the Ford Fiesta Van, Ford Transit Connect and the iconic Ford Transit.

This follows today's announcement by the mayor that he is joining major vehicle manufacturers to deliver financial support for van and minibus drivers affected by the tighter standards that will be applied to the London Low Emission Zone (LEZ) starting January 3rd, 2012.

"I am delighted that Ford is being so supportive with its commercial vehicle scrappage scheme, allowing Londoners to trade up their vehicles to new, cleaner models. It is particularly pleasing that vans running on engines made locally in the capital are part of this package. Ford's commitment as market leader is a fantastic contribution to my goal of a less polluted London with a great quality of life,"
said Boris Johnson, Mayor of London.

"Ford is pleased that, together with the Ford dealer network, it can offer van customers operating in the London area up to £3,000 discount on our latest, low-CO2 commercial vehicles.  Ford is acting in advance of the new LEZ measures to ease the transition from older vans into new commercial vehicles," said Ford of Britain commercial vehicle director, Steve Clary.

The Ford commercial vehicle scheme provides the following discounts in addition to the current retail customer savings on offer:
  • Fiesta Van £1,000
  • Transit Connect £1,500
  • Transit (Front-wheel drive) £2,000
  • Transit V348 (Rear-wheel drive) £3,000
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