Opel offers scrap premium up to 7.000 euro
After Volkswagen, German car manufacturer Opel, now owned by French PSA (Peugeot-Citroën), is offering a scrap premium to its customers willing to replace an old diesel car.
The ‘eco-conus’ depends on the model chosen, from 1.750 euro for an Opel Karl to 7.000 euro on an Opel Insignia bought at an Opel dealership. The premiums are a result of the ‘diesel-top’ of German car makers with the government to find solutions to diminish the NOx emissions of diesel cars and prevent a total ban on them in all major German cities.
For now the premium system is only meant for Germany, but Volkswagen for instance is considering to extend the offering to the United Kingdom. In Belgium, Volkswagen importer D’Ieteren says it has no intention to launch a similar action.