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Brookings analysts recommend against repeating cash for clunkers program in future recession

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However, the cost of CO 2 reduced was comparable or lower than that achieved through less cost-effective policies such as the tax subsidy for electric vehicles, the analysis concluded. After the “clunker” was traded in, its engine was destroyed. 677,842 clunkers were traded in between 1 July 2009 and 24 August 2009 as part of the program, which issued $2.85

Study Concludes Cash for Clunkers Program Is an Expensive Way to Reduce Carbon; Paying Nearly 10x the Projected Price of Carbon Credits

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The federal government’s Cash for Clunkers aims to stimulate the economy, provide relief for automobile manufacturers and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While carbon credits are projected to sell in the US for about $28 per ton (current price in Europe is about $20), Knittel found that the best-case estimates of the cost of the clunkers rebate is $237 per ton. do not discuss the merits of the program in terms of stimulus.

Can Electric Vehicles Speed Up As The Economy Slows Down?

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For the past few years, EVs became an increasingly popular choice amongst drivers. As a McKinsey report points out, early adopters sparked 60% growth year-on-year for the past decade. The post Can Electric Vehicles Speed Up As The Economy Slows Down?