How to apply for the ULEZ Scrappage Scheme for Cars, Motorcycles, Vans, Wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV)?: Eligibility, Procedure, Requirements

What is the London Mayor’s new £110m scrappage scheme?

The main objective is to help preventing the pollution and clean London’s air. The vehicle which does not meet the ULEZ emissions standards can apply for this scrappage scheme and avail grant payments of amount depend upon their vehicle type (Price mentioned below). This will help to switch cleaner & greener modes of transport.

Who is eligible to apply for Scrappage Scheme for Cars, Motorcycles, Vans, Wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV)?

Firstly, the vehicle which does not meet the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) emissions standards are eligible to apply for this scrappage scheme.

You can apply with a car, motorcycle or wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) that:

  • Is registered with the DVLA to you (or to someone who lives at your address), for more than 12 months before 30 January 2023 or
  • Is registered to your nominated driver at a different address, if you are claiming disability benefits
  • Has valid insurance, road tax and MOT
  • Does not meet the ULEZ emissions standards

How to check your vehicle to apply for Scrappage Scheme in London, UK?

  1. Visit https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone/scrappage-schemes/car-and-motorcycle/check-your-vrm
  2. Enter your post code
  3. Select “Yes / No” if you have received a grant payment under the ULEZ car and motorcycle scrappage scheme before?
  4. Enter the Country of vehicle registration
  5. Enter the vehicle plate number
  6. Select the type of vehicle (Car / Motorcycle / WAV)
  7. If you are already registered for London road user charging (RUC account), sign in and enter the details to proceed (OR create an account

Documents required

  • V5C log book (registration document)
  • Valid certificate of motor insurance
  • The vehicle you are applying to scrap must also be registered at the address on the account to either you (the benefit holder) or someone who lives with you.
  • If the vehicle is registered to someone who lives with you, you will need to upload proof of their address and their photo ID.
  • If you are claiming disability benefits, the vehicle can also be registered to your nominated driver. If this is the case, you will need to provide photo ID for the nominated driver and a letter, signed by you and your nominated driver, confirming that the vehicle is used solely for your personal needs.

You’ll need to prove you are claiming a benefit with either:

  • Your most recent award letter (not more than 12 months old), or
  • your full Universal Credit service statement.
  • Photo ID – such as a passport, driver’s licence or Blue Badge.

Documents required for Wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV)

For a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV), you’ll need to provide images that show your vehicle conversion.

ULEZ car and motorcycle scrappage scheme
ULEZ van and minibus scrappage scheme

What are the grant payment options for van and minibus scrappage scheme?

The van and minibus scrappage scheme offers six options:

  • Scrap a van – £5,000
  • Scrap a minibus – £7,000
  • Retrofit a van – £5,000
  • Retrofit a minibus – £5,000
  • Scrap a van and replace with an electric van – £7,500
  • Scrap a minibus and replace with an electric minibus – £9,500

What are the grant payment options for cars, motorcycles and wheelchair accessible cars scrappage scheme?

For cars, motorcycles and wheelchair accessible cars or vans there are eight grant payment options:

  • Scrap a car – £2,000
  • Scrap a car – £1,600 plus one adult-rate Annual Bus & Tram Pass
  • Scrap a car – £1,200 plus two adult-rate Annual Bus & Tram Passes
  • Scrap a motorcycle – £1,000
  • Scrap a motorcycle – £600 plus one adult-rate Annual Bus & Tram Pass
  • Scrap a motorcycle – £200 plus two adult-rate Annual Bus & Tram Passes
  • Scrap a wheelchair accessible vehicle (car or van) – £5,000
  • Retrofit a wheelchair accessible vehicle (van only) – £5,000

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