scrappage

noun
scrap·​page | \ˈskra-pij \

Definition of scrappage 

1 : the scrapping of discarded objects (such as automobiles)

2 : the rate at which objects are scrapped

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The report also noted that the complex and precise work is difficult to accomplish manually, resulting in high scrappage rates and the risk that some battery packs could fail in the field. NBC News, "Tesla denies Model 3 production snags, but confirms certain parts are being hand built," 26 Jan. 2018 The first 1,000 people in London to scrap a pre-Euro 4 diesel vehicle and provide an official scrappage certificate will receive up to £1,500 ($1,979) of credit to spend on Uber or uberPOOL rides. Kirsten Korosec, Fortune, "Uber Is Making Its Entire London UberX Fleet Hybrid or Electric by 2019," 8 Sep. 2017 To help reach these goals, Uber has launched a diesel scrappage scheme aimed at removing 1,000 of the most polluting cars from London’s roads. Kirsten Korosec, Fortune, "Uber Is Making Its Entire London UberX Fleet Hybrid or Electric by 2019," 8 Sep. 2017 The government plan includes the consideration of a targeted scrappage scheme for drivers who need support and to provide an incentive to switch vehicles. Leonore Schick, chicagotribune.com, "Britain to ban sale of new diesel and gasoline cars by 2040," 26 July 2017

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First Known Use of scrappage

circa 1909, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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scrap paper

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