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Ford Offers U.K. Drivers Cash to Scrap Dirty Diesel Engines

  • Automaker targeting 15 million vehicles made before 2009
  • Move extends diesel scrappage offer now available in Germany

Ford Motor Co. became the latest automaker to offer cash to U.K. drivers if they scrap the most polluting vehicles on the roads, targeting about 15 million cars and vans across the country.

From Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, Ford will offer to pay drivers as much as 4,000 pounds ($5,200) for cars and 7,000 pounds for vans if they replace vehicles at least eight years old with newer models, according to a press release by the Detroit-based automaker on Tuesday.