The UK’s largest independent car retailer, Motorpoint, has been chosen by the Birmingham City Council to deliver Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone’s Scrappage and Travel Scheme.
The Clean Air Zone will cover Birmingham City Centre inside the A4540 Middleway (but not the Middleway itself) and will start from June 2021.
Kevin Cartwright, General Manager of Motorpoint Birmingham and Oldbury, said: “We are proud to have been given the opportunity to support the Clean Air Zone’s Scrappage and Travel Scheme and through it help play our part in reducing the level of nitrogen dioxide emissions in Birmingham.”
Clean Air Zone Scrappage and Travel Scheme
From June 2021, people who work in the Clean Air Zone for over 18 hours per week and earn under £30,000 per annum will be given the opportunity to scrap their old car. They will also receive £2,000 credit towards a brand-new vehicle from Motorpoint that meets the zones emission standards, or mobility credit consisting of £2,000 that can be used on public transport via Swift Card with Transport for West Midlands.
Aston and Oldbury are the Motorpoint stores chosen to fulfil the scrappage scheme.
Motorpoint is a trusted car retailer that sells nearly new cars from up to four years old and with less than 30,000 miles. Every vehicle comes with a warranty, is available to drive away the same day with Contactless Reserve and Collect service and provides a home delivery service covering the whole of the UK.
Mark Jones, the Sales Manager of Motorpoint Birmingham celebrates Motorpoint being appointed for the Clean Air Zone Scrappage Scheme.
“Motorpoint has thousands of low mileage, nearly new, Clean Air Zone compliant vehicles in stock to ensure there is something to suit all tastes and budgets, and all are available with our same day driveaway service, which means customers can choose, buy and drive away in just over an hour from either our Birmingham or Oldbury stores.” – Kevin Cartwright.
With Motorpoint Price Promise, Motorpoint will refund the difference to any customer within seven days of their vehicle purchase if they find the same car from a competitor.
Steve Arnold, Head of the Clean Air Zone at Birmingham City Council, added: “Motorpoint has thousands of vehicles to choose from, all of which will meet Clean Air Zone emission standards.”
Vehicles will be subject to a daily fee if they do not meet the Clean Air Zone emission standards.
How to Apply
The scheme is expected to open applications prior to the launch of the Clean Air Zone in June 2021.
Those who have registered through the Brum Breathes website will be the first to be notified of the scheme launching.
“We are continuing to take expressions of interest in the scheme through www.brumbreathes.co.uk and we expect to be able to accept full applications shortly. In the meantime, we are encouraging workers who may qualify for this scheme to also apply for a temporary exemption permit so that their existing vehicle will not be subject to the charge when the zone launches on 1 June this year.” – Steve Arnold.
The full eligibility criteria and terms and conditions for the scheme are available at www.brumbreathes.co.uk.