Heavy Vehicle Scrappage Scheme

 

Heavy Vehicle – Retrofit or Scrappage Scheme

Yesterday the Mayor of London announced a new scrappage scheme that has been launched in advance of the tighter Low Emission Zone (LEZ) standards aimed at heavy vehicles, which will come into force on the 1 March 2021.

There will be grants of £15,000 which will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, to scrap a heavy vehicle with a compliant vehicle or to retrofit vehicles up to Euro VI cleanest standards.

More than 100 organisations have pre-registered already with interest in the scheme. Small businesses and charities with up to 50 employee will be able to apply, each organisation will be limited to three grants.

To read the press release by Sadiq Khan the Mayor of London please follow the link below:

https://www.london.gov.uk/press-releases/mayoral/mayorlaunches-heavy-vehicle-scrappage-scheme

Is my organisation eligible?

In order to be an eligible organisation you must fulfil at least on of the following criteria’s:

  • have a registered address within the Greater London Area
  • hold a valid Operating Licence with an Operating centre within the Greater London area
  • hold a London Service Permit

You can still apply to the scheme if your organisation cannot fulfil any of the above criteria’s if the vehicle that is proposed to be scrapped or retrofitted has been operated within the Greater London Area at least 26 times between 28 March 2020 and 28 September 2020. There will ned to be vehicle tracking data to validate this.

Is my vehicle eligible?

The vehicle that you want to scrap must fail to meet the ULEZ emissions standards.

To scrap:

• HGV, large van, specialist vehicle (over 3.5 Tonnes GVW), bus or coach (over 5 Tonnes GVW)
• owned by the eligible organisation for more than calendar 12 months before the start of the heavy vehicle scrappage scheme on 28 September 2020
• insured for business use
• with valid road tax and MOT
• surrendered for secure scrapping at either Perivale or Charlton Metropolitan Police Pounds

To Retrofit

• HGV, large van, specialist vehicle (over 3.5 Tonnes GVW), bus or coach (over 5 Tonnes GVW)
• owned by an eligible organisation for more than calendar 12 months before the start of the heavy vehicle scrappage scheme on 28 September 2020
• insured for business use
• shown on the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS) register
• retrofitted by a CVRAS approved company

For more details about the grant regarding eligibility and how to apply please follow the link below:

https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/scrappage-schemes

 

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