The first car has been purchased from Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ) scrappage scheme.
Under the scheme, which went live on May 12, people working in the CAZ for more than 18 hours per week and earning under £30,000 per annum can now scrap their old car and receive a £2,000 credit towards a new car from Motorpoint.
The Birmingham Clean Air Zone goes live on June 1, 2021.
From this date, owners of vehicles that do not meet the emission standards of the CAZ will be subject to a daily fee of £8 to enter the zone. The Clean Air Zone is an area of Birmingham city centre inside the A4540 Middleway (but not the Middleway itself).
Peter Crowther who works in the Faculty of Arts and Design at Birmingham City University is the first person in the West Midlands to take advantage of the scheme and to buy himself a Skoda Fabia.
Peter said: ‘I’ve had my Nissan Note for about five years, during which time I’ve done over 100,000 miles with work. However, it was getting close to its MOT and I knew I would have to spend a lot of money to get it to pass, and I didn’t think it was worth it given its value.
‘Then I heard about the scheme and I would be lying if I said that the £2,000 credit towards a new car wasn’t a factor in deciding to change now as it has really helped in terms of affordability.
‘Ironically, whilst this is the third car that I have owned, this will be the first that I have actually bought from a dealer, as the other two were through family and friends, but the experience has been really good with everyone at Motorpoint being really helpful throughout.
‘I am really happy to have taken advantage of the Clean Air Zone Vehicle Scrappage and Travel Scheme and get on the road with a much newer and a much cleaner car, especially one from Motorpoint which also comes with the rest of the manufacturer’s warranty, giving me added peace of mind.’
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