ULEZ Scrappage Scheme

23 October 2019

Press Release

The role of Powered Two Wheelers (PTWs) and other Powered Light Vehicles (PLVs) in reducing transport congestion and subsequent air pollution cannot be overstated, as their small physical footprint and low or zero emissions help counter the effect of single-occupancy cars and lightly laden vans on our cities. 

The benefits of PLVs are highlighted in the MCIA’s policy document The Route to Tomorrow’s Journeys and have been at the forefront of the productive working relationship that has developed between the MCIA and Transport for London. 

We are therefore very pleased to see that following our input, PLVs are included in the Mayor of London’s ULEZ Scrappage Scheme, announced today. 

Under the scheme, Londoners who received certain benefits are now eligible for a £1,000 grant when they scrap a non-ULEZ compliant PTW/PLV and purchase a new, ULEZ compliant PTW or PLV. If they scrap a non-compliant car, they can claim £2,000 against a new, compliant PLV or other eligible vehicle. 

Notes for Editors

The MCIA is the body that represents the UK Powered Light Vehicle (PLV) industry.  PLVs can be defined as lightweight scooters, motorcycles, tricycles and quadricycles, typically with zero or low-emission power.   

Also known as L-Category vehicles, they are an answer to the congestion and air quality challenges created by personal and goods transportation.  

The Route to Tomorrow’s Journeys is the MCIA policy document highlighting the vital role that PLVs can play in future transport. Of particular relevance to the Mayor of London’s announcement is an action point contained in The Route to “Encourage the replacement of older PLVs with zero emission alternatives” 
 
For more information about the work of the MCIA and Powered Light Vehicles, please contact Nick Broomhall, Communications Manager, at n.broomhall@mcia.co.uk or call 07590 168714 

For further details or to arrange interviews with Tony Campbell, contact Gina Evans on 02476 408000 or email press@mcia.co.uk

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