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Car sales via scrappage scheme pass 250,000 units

10th December 2009 Print

New car registrations through the scrappage scheme totalled 251,629 between May and November, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers (SMMT).

Scrappage accounted for 21.6% of all new car registrations in November.

LCV registrations over the May to November period totalled 3,882 units.

The average CO2 emissions of a car bought through the scheme was 133.0g/km, 10% below the overall new car market average and 27% below a scrapped car’s emissions.

Commenting on the data, SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt said, “Scrappage continues to have a positive impact on vehicle registrations, contributing to the 57.6% increase in November’s registrations. It has helped to generate consumer confidence and SMMT urges government to sustain the recovery and support the long-term future of the motor industry through its Pre-Budget Report.”