Jun 6, 2023 - 01:30 pm

Tesla announces scrappage scheme bonus in the UK

Tesla has launched a new car scrappage scheme in the UK for customers who trade in an older petrol or diesel car model. Over June, customers whose car is valued at less than £2,000 will get £2,000 off the purchase of a new Model 3 or Model Y.

The new scrappage scheme will sit on top of the trade-in value of the vehicle, meaning that if the vehicle’s trade-in value is £1,500, customers will receive £1,500 for the trade-in and an additional £2,000 from Tesla, resulting in a total of £3,500.

In a statement, Tesla wrote: “In support of our mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy, Tesla are removing petrol and diesel cars from UK roads as part of our trade-in process.” To qualify for the scheme, customers in the UK must receive confirmation that the value of their trade-in quote is less than £2,000 between June 1 and June 30, 2023.

Fiat had recently also introduced its own “grant” discount in the UK, in order to balance out the UK’s expired EV grant initiative from last year. In this instance, a sum of £3,000 was set to double the amount available from the old £1,500 available at the end of the grant’s lifecycle.

Damien Dally, Managing Director, Fiat UK explained: “There’s no doubt the government’s Plug-in Car Grant successfully kickstarted the UK’s electric car revolution – it supported the sale of nearly half a million electric cars. However, with the cost-of-living crisis and rising cost of electric vehicles, coupled with our net zero climate targets, we believe more needs to be done to incentivise individuals to be able to afford to make the switch.”

The choice of vehicles is notable as Tesla had recently announced plans to drop right-hand drive models for the Model S and Model X. It appears that Tesla does not intend to sell many Model 3 and Model S vehicles in the UK in future.

electrifying.com, carmagazine.co.uk, tesla.com


9 Kommentare zu “Tesla announces scrappage scheme bonus in the UK

  1. AndyB

    Since Tesla announced they will only be selling left hand drive cars in the UK I am not sure this will be enough to convince buyers to buy a Tesla given they will be worth alotnless when it comes to selling or part exchange.

    • Plip

      That’s just for Model S/X, not the Model 3/Y mentioned in this article

    • Davide

      This only applies to model s & x. Mode 3 and y continue to be available in lhd configuration

    • Edwyn Corteen

      The large selling model 3 and Y are both available on RHD it is only the new S and X that are LHD

  2. Les

    Why won’t Elon build a factory in Britain, we certainly need the business.

    • Zbbsh


      • Stuart Annat

        Yes!Rumour has the next one in Spain.Thanks brexit

    • Paul Browne

      Because of Brexit. Biggest own goal in modern history.

  3. Hamish

    UK employment laws

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