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Renault has relaunched its scrappage scheme, offering up to £5,000 trade-in value against a new car from its model range.

The scheme applies to any car, or LCV, over seven years old – from any manufacturer, registered before 31 December 2011, as long as it’s been registered to the owner for at least 90 days.

The full £5,000 saving is applied to buyers choosing the Renault Zoe electric car and is in addition to the Government’s plug-in car grant. As a result, the EV can be bought from £13,420, £9,500 cheaper than list price.

Free wallbox

Renault recently updated the Zoe, Europe’s best-selling EV in 2017, with a more powerful motor. Real-world range is now quoted at 186 miles. Retail buyers of the car also get a wallbox home charging point.

Other savings across the Renault range include £3,000 on the Kadjar SUV, £2,000 on the Clio supermini or Captur SUV, £1,500 on the Twingo city car and £1,000 on the Koleos SUV or the Megane or Scenic family of cars.

Renault is stating that any cars traded in under the scrappage scheme will be permanently taken off the road.

The scheme runs from now until 7th January 2019 and new cars purchased must be registered by 31st March. The scheme is not compatible with any other finance or cash offers but can be used in conjunction with Renault’s £500 test drive offer.

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Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is a road test editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.