CarTakeBack And Nissan Help London Van Drivers Beat The Low Emission Zone

Posted on 01 March 2012 by CarTakeBack

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CarTakeBack is proud to ensure the responsible recycling of old vans being traded in as part of Nissan’s Commercial Vehicle Scrappage Programme. In order to beat Phase 3 of the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) scheme, Nissan’s London customers will be given up to £4,400 off a cleaner, greener Nissan van.

January 2012 saw the LEZ become more stringent and 72,000 larger vans and minibuses now need to meet the lower emissions requirements designed to tackle pollution in the capital. If your van is 10 years or older you will have to pay a minimum of £100 per day to enter the LEZ, which operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year, or risk a £500 penalty if your vehicle does not meet the new emissions targets.

The good news is that every new Nissan Commercial Vehicle is exempt from the LEZ charges. And if you have a vehicle that is at least ten years old, Nissan and its dealers will support you with discounts from £2,200 to over £4,400 off a new Nissan NV200, Primastar or Cabstar. Even better, the programme will be extended to next quarter with the brand new NV400 joining the range.

CarTakeBack’s Managing Director, Graham Price said;

"For 5 years running CarTakeBack has been trusted as the only official scrap car recycling partner for Nissan, and we are excited to be involved in such a forward-thinking initiative. With Nissan’s generous offer to aid its London customers’ transition to low-CO2 commercial vehicles, CarTakeBack is looking forward to taking many more end-oflife vans to its Environment Agency licensed recycling facilities. These old vans will be de-polluted and recycled to the highest standards, ensuring that the green element of this programme will be maintained at every level."

London Major, Boris Johnson, has been vocal about his goal of a less polluted London with a great quality of life, and has been supportive of vehicle manufacturers helping London van drivers with scrappage schemes. While it is obviously important that Londoners trade up their vehicles to new, cleaner models, it is equally important that the old vehicles taken off the road as part of this initiative are recycled responsibly. That is in the capable hands of manufacturer-approved CarTakeBack.