What is Euro 1 (EU1) – Euro 4 (EU4)?
In 1992 the ‘Euro 1’ standard was introduced to support the reduction in vehicle emissions and since then, this standard has been updated to drive down emissions and improve air quality even further.
If your diesel car was built between 1992 and 2010, your car may have been built to meet Euro 1 – Euro 4 standards and therefore is eligible for the trade-in bonus.
Today the latest incarnation of this is the ‘Euro 6’, which ensures new vehicles are cleaner than ever.
To find out if your car is eligible for the bonus, visit the Vehicle Certification Agency website and follow the steps below.
- Step 1: Click on the first link ‘Find fuel consumption and emissions information on a new or used car’
- Step 2: Select ‘used car (already registered with the DVLA)’
- Step 3: Enter ‘What month and year was the car first registered?’
- Step 4: Find your car from the list of options
- Step 5: To find the Euro (EU) Standard for your car, select the link in the description column. Scroll down to ‘Further details’
Do I need to own one of the brands above to qualify?
No you don’t. The scheme is open to any car or light commercial vehicle so long as it qualifies and you have been the registered owner of the vehicle for more than six months. Select your preferred brand above to find out more on qualifying criteria.