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The Top Ten Most Scrapped Cars in Birmingham

Scrap Car Comparison provides us with the latest figures for the top ten scrapped cars in Birmingham over the last year.


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Birmingham is often referred to as the ‘workshop of the world’, and at one time considered the greatest industrial city in the world, this West Midlands hotspot is particularly famous for manufacturing, and the area boasts Britain’s first-ever car factory. Having been home to car brands like Peugeot, Triumph, Jaguar and Land Rover, it’s clear that the people of Birmingham know and love their cars.

But that doesn’t stop them from needing to send their vehicles to be scrapped from time to time.

Keen to discover which cars were the most likely to have made their ways through their system over the last 12 months, Scrap Car Comparison has dug into their data to learn which make and models were the most scrapped.

The ten most scrapped Car make and models in Birmingham

The most scrapped car brand in Birmingham over the last year was Vauxhall, which made up 16% of all the vehicles they helped to process in the area. Nearly a third of these were Corsas, with the Astra also featuring highly. In second place was Ford cars, primarily Focuses and Fiestas, followed by Peugeot, especially the 206, 207 and 308 models. Read on for the top 10 list of the most scrapped car make and models in Birmingham over the last 12 months:

     1. Vauxhall – 16% of all scrapped cars
                    Corsa – 30% of all scrapped Vauxhalls
                    Astra – 28% of all scrapped Vauxhalls
                    Vectra – 8.5% of all scrapped Vauxhalls

     2. Ford – 12% of all scrapped cars
                    Focus – 27% of all scrapped Fords
                    Fiesta – 23% of all scrapped Fords
                    Transit – 16% of all scrapped Fords

     3. Peugeot – 8% of all scrapped cars
                    206 – 19% of all scrapped Peugeots
                    207 – 18% of all scrapped Peugeots
                    308 – 16% of all scrapped Peugeots

     4. Volkswagen – 6% of all scrapped cars
                    Golf – 34% of all scrapped Volkswagens
                    Polo – 21% of all scrapped Volkswagens
                    Passat – 21% of all scrapped Volkswagens

     5. Renault – 5.5% of all scrapped cars
                    Megane – 28% of all scrapped Renaults
                    Clio – 23% of all scrapped Renaults
                    Scenic – 17.5% of all scrapped Renaults

     6. Citroen – 5% of all scrapped cars
                    Xsara – 21% of all scrapped Citroens
                    C4 – 21% of all scrapped Citroens
                    Berlingo – 18% of all scrapped Citroens

     7. BMW – 4.5% of all scrapped cars
                    3 Series – 41% of all scrapped BMWs
                    1 Series – 30% of all scrapped BMWs
                    X3 – 9% of all scrapped BMWs

     8. Toyota – 4% of all scrapped cars
                    Yaris – 25% of all scrapped Toyotas
                    Avensis – 18% of all scrapped Toyotas
                    Aygo – 11% of all scrapped Toyotas

     9. Mercedes – 4% of all scrapped cars
                    C-Class – 45% of all scrapped Mercedes
                    E-Class – 15% of all scrapped Mercedes
                    A-Class – 12.5% of all scrapped Mercedes

     10. Nissan – 3.5% of all scrapped cars
                    Micra – 65% of all scrapped Nissans
                    Almera – 17% of all scrapped Nissans
                    Qashqai – 14% of all scrapped Nissans

You can also learn more about the most scrapped cars in London, Scotland, Bristol and the whole of the UK.


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Owain Griffiths

Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.