Renault has relaunched its scrappage scheme which aims to get older cars off the road, and offers buyers a hefty discount incentive to get them into a new model.

Discounts of up to £5,000 are offered by the French brand when customers trade in a vehicle that’s older than seven years old.

The most generous discount offered is on Renault’s all-electric Zoe hatchback, where discounts of £5,000 are available. This, along with the government’s £4,500 electric car grant, means that buyers can save £9,500 off the list price of a Zoe. This brings the price down to just £13,420, which means it undercuts other traditional superminis – such as the Seat Ibiza and Ford Fiesta.

The offer applies to any car or light commercial vehicle that was registered before December 31, 2011, and has been in possession of its current owner for at least 90 days.

The popular Kadjar is the next biggest discount available, with up to £3,000 available off Renault’s mid-size crossover.

Savings of £2,000 are available on the Clio and Captur, with a £1,500 discount offered on the Twingo city car.

The Megane hatchback and estate, Scenic line-up and range-topping Koleos SUV all get savings of £1,000 as part of the scheme.

Renault is set to end the scrappage on January 7, 2019, and any vehicle participating in the offer must be registered by the end of March.

Discounts are not available alongside other Renault models, other than the firm’s current £500 test drive deal, while Renault has confirmed that all cars handed in as part of the offer will be permanently taken off the road.

A number of scrappage schemes were re-launched last year, but many have now ended. Other manufacturers currently offering schemes include Ford (although only on commercial vehicles), Hyundai and Kia, as well as Mazda and Toyota – although both of these end at the end of September.