A new scrappage scheme for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles has been introduced as part of the London Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) expansion, providing one-off payments of up to £5,000 for the disposal of qualifying adapted vehicles.
Owners of pre-Euro 6 diesel or pre-Euro 4 petrol WAVs living within one of the 32 London Boroughs covered by the new ULEZ expansion can claim a £5,000 grant for scrapping their old vehicle – or retrofitting it with emission-reduction systems under the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS).
In order to be eligible for the WAV scrappage scheme, owners must live within one of the 32 London boroughs or the City of London and receive one or more of the following benefits:
- Universal Credit
- Armed Forces Independence Payment
- Attendance Allowance
- Carer’s Allowance
- Child Tax Credit
- Constant Attendance Allowance
- Disability Living Allowance
- Employment and Support Allowance
- Housing Benefit
- Income Support
- Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
- Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Pension Credit
- Personal Independence Payment
- Severe Disablement Allowance
- War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement
- Working Tax Credit
The scheme only applies to permanently-adapted Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles which do not meet either Euro 6 Diesel (introduced around September 2015) or Euro 4 Petrol (introduced around January 2005) standards. To find out if your vehicle applies for the WAV scrappage grant, you can use the checker at the TfL website.
Owners of newer WAVs which meet the latest Euro 6D / 4P emissions standards, including fully-electric Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles, are not eligible for the scrappage scheme – these vehicles are not penalised for travelling within the ULEZ. Older WAV vehicles that have been permanently adapted for wheelchair access are exempt from paying ULEZ charges until at least 27th October 2027.
For more information on the ULEZ WAV Scrappage Scheme visit the TfL website.