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Volkswagen has announced that they will be offering up to £4,500 to people affected by the recent expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) across London.

The announcement comes as part of the Mayor of London’s £160 million scrappage scheme which provides financial assistance to help eligible London residents scrap vehicles that don’t meet the ULEZ emissions standards.

The offer aims to also help ease the cost-of-living crisis for drivers with older vehicles who are facing daily charges when driving in London from 29 August due to the latest ULEZ expansion.

The daily charge for drivers who are using a vehicle above minimum emissions standards in the zone is £12.50.

The amount on offer from Volkswagen ranges from £1,750 to £4,500 – depending on the model chosen to replace an old car.

Popular and multi-award-winning electric, petrol and diesel cars qualify, including all current Volkswagen ID. models, the highly popular Polo model, and three small SUVs.

Customers can receive £4,500 through the scheme for Volkswagen ID.5 models and £2,000 for Taigo models. See the full list of how much you could get for your VW model and details of the scrappage scheme here.

The minimum emission standards for ULEZ-compliant cars are:

  • Petrol – Euro 4 or newer (generally built after 2005)
  • Diesel – Euro 6 or newer (generally built after 2015)

The standards also apply to some commercial vehicles.

The cash discounts from Volkswagen are available to anyone in London’s 32 boroughs who qualifies for the Mayor of London’s scrappage scheme. Financial assistance is available to Londoners who drive non-compliant cars, motorcycles, and wheelchair accessible vehicles.

The scheme offers up to £2,000 or a combination of cash and public transport passes.

The discounts can be used at any Volkswagen Retailer in the UK, but customers must be able to prove their eligibility for the ULEZ scrappage scheme.

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