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Gasoline and diesel drivers are being asked to scrap cars in exchange for public transportation

The new two-year trial version is aimed at owners of petrol models before Euro 4 and diesel vehicles before Euro 6 to get rid of their models. Under the contract, owners receive money that can be used across the city’s transport network, e.g. B. Bicycles, e-scooters and taxis.

The system aims to reduce reliance on highly polluting vehicles, which could reduce congestion and air pollution rates.

The program is also designed to find out how much money it will take to get drivers to swap out their models for new cars in the future.

Those who agree to lose their car will receive between £ 1,500 and £ 3,000 in a new government-funded future transport initiative worth £ 22 million.

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street said there were “a number of candidates”.

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Mr King warned that due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, many drivers are still avoiding public transport and many are feeling safer in their own vehicles.

He said: “Coventry was in the midst of the historic British automobile revolution and known to many as the British Auto City or ‘British Detroit’.

“How ironic that a local authority in Coventry is now trying to pay people to drop their bikes.

“The timing of this initiative seems bizarre when many are avoiding public transport due to Covid-19 and leading brands like Jaguar, which are closely associated with Coventry, go fully electric by 2025.

“The money would probably be better spent on providing electric charging points for those without off-street parking than on mobility credits for services that people use when they need to feel safe.”

The system isn’t the only one being considered in the UK. A number of councils are also exploring similar ideas.

Hampshire County Council is also considering a Mobility Credit Scheme to encourage them to get rid of polluting cars.

The Mayor of London continues to run a car and motorcycle scrapping program to help low-income Londoners switch to new models.

The program offers up to £ 2,000 for the scrapping of a car that does not meet current ULEZ (Ultra Low Emissions Zone) standards.

However, applicants must reside and receive benefit in the 32 boroughs of the City of London in order to receive the money.

Many manufacturers also offer some kind of scrapping program to promote the sale of electric cars.

Citroen owners can save up to £ 5,000 by dropping off a qualifying vehicle with similar systems also available from Hyundai, Kia, Mazda and Nissan.


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