Laura Sharman 24 October 2019

Khan launches £25m ‘scrap for cash’ polluting vehicle scheme

Khan launches £25m ‘scrap for cash’ polluting vehicle scheme image

Low-income and disabled motorists in London will receive up to £2,000 for scrapping their old, polluting cars.

The mayor of London has launched a £25m polluting vehicle scrappage scheme to help drivers switch to greener vehicles.

Mayor Khan said: 'Despite the lack of Government support, our car and motorcycle scrappage scheme will enable low-income and disabled Londoners to scrap their older, polluting vehicles and switch to cleaner versions.

'We need Government ministers to follow London’s lead and help clean our filthy air once and for all, by toughening up targets to meet the WHO air quality guidelines by 2030 and supporting a national vehicle renewal fund that will help all UK motorists to ditch their polluting cars.'

Figures show that polluting vehicles account for around half of London’s harmful NOx air emissions.

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