Scrappage program

A scrappage scheme is a government financial compensation for the scrapping of a vehicle. You will be granted in different countries at different conditions or is in the implementation phase. Among the conditions usually include the purchase of a new car and a certain period of ownership of the car wreck.


Scrappage schemes (also called " scrappage scheme " ) have already been planned in the 1990s to deal with high CO2 emissions by fuel efficient, new emission standards to replace corresponding older vehicles without catalytic converters and / or so closer to the Kyoto targets.

Triggered by the economic crisis 2008/2009, under which the auto industry suffered severely, the black - red government scrapping premium of 2,500 euros for certain vehicles ( cars decided in January 2009, at least 9 years old, and the car had at least 1 year in the current holder be allowed). This aim was economic recovery. So-called anticipatory effects and deadweight effects (as well as an expected decline in sales after the end of the premium ) took over the government in purchasing. A CO2 reduction was not the primary goal.

First, the government approved for 1.5 billion EUR funding. After 600,000 applications for funding of these awards was scooped pot. Once this had occurred quickly, the government approved an additional 3.5 billion euros.

December 4, 2008, the French government introduced a scrapping premium one (1,000 euros for the scrapping of at least ten years old car and buying a new car that emits a maximum of 160 grams of CO2 per kilometer ).

State models for scrapping premium

There were in several states (sometimes temporary ) scrapping premiums:

Source: SN / APA / BPD / u.a.