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Number of scrapping deregistration increases in 2018

12 Jul 2019, 20:17 ( 8 days ago) | updated: 13 Jul 2019, 10:29 ( 7 days ago)

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Vehicle dumping place. DF File Photo by Mohiuddin Mazumder.

Scrapping premium was used for the purchases of 6,677 new cars between January 1 and August 31, 2018.

The campaign aimed at renewing the car fleet, reducing traffic emissions and improving traffic safety, said the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency-Traficom.

In comparison to all passenger cars registered as being on the road on 31 December 2017, the cars scrapped as part of the 2018 campaign were on average older and produced more emissions.

In 2018, new passenger cars purchased with the scrapping premium had lower carbon dioxide emissions (100.1 g/km) than first-time registered cars purchased without the premium (118.4 g/km) on average. Cars purchased with the scrapping premium were mainly smaller passenger cars. The most popular models were Toyota Yaris, Hyundai i20 and Ford Fiesta.

Of the EUR 8 million appropriation in the state budget, 91% (approx. EUR 7.3 million) was used.

The number of scrapping deregistrations increased in 2018. In 2015–2017, the number of scrapping deregistrations was approximately 60,000 per year, whereas in 2018, the number grew to over 80,000.