ASU research finds that Cash for Clunkers rebates were too high to prompt car upgrades

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The Car Allowance Rebate System, which cost the government $3 billion and was dubbed “Cash for Clunkers,” was so popular that it ran for only a few weeks in the summer before running out of money. The data included more than 320,000 real vehicle transactions completed under Cash for Clunkers. Thaler, a professor at the University of Chicago, won the Nobel Prize for economics in 2017.

Has the cash for clunkers scheme failed? The Green Piece

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The Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS for short, or ‘cash for clunkers’ as it is more commonly known) was the US’s answer to the scrappage schemes in Germany and the UK which appeared to have revitalised their respective automotive sectors. Though the scheme proved so popular that the initial $1billion set aside for it ran out last month, auto sales only rose by 2.4 When the cash for clunkers scheme was introduced, we at TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk

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Cash For Clunkers & Guzzlers Falls Short

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If news about “Cash For Clunkers&# or “Cash For Guzzlers&# has you excited about trading in your current ride for a hybrid SUV or green car, you may be disappointed to learn more of the details. Last month, the Car Allowance Rebate System was signed into law, providing roughly $1 billion dollars in incentives for people willing to trade in their current vehicle for a new, more fuel-efficient option.

Proposed scrappage scheme meets criticism

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An article in the New York Times criticised the so-called “cash for clunkers&# legislation that would give people vouchers worth as much as $4,500 to replace old cars with new ones. In Germany the credit has enticed customers to buy vehicles such as the Ford Ka, which achieves up to 56mpg, because it is part of a larger government plan that also includes tax based on carbon emissions.

California Incentivizes Ditching Dirtiest Cars, Buying Cleanest Ones

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Remember "Cash for Clunkers?" Senate Bill 459, now on Governor Jerry Brown''s desk, will update the state''s Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program, which pays cash to drivers who retire older, higher-emission vehicles and replace them with cleaner new California has its own program to retire older, dirtier vehicles and replace them with new ones.

UMD collaborative study finds that fuel efficiency of one car in household may be cancelled out by next car purchase

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In a recent collaborative study led by the University of Maryland (UMD), researchers found that consumers tend to buy something less fuel efficient than they normally would for their second car after buying an eco-friendly vehicle. While this sounds like an all-too-logical conclusion, the study reports a 57% reduction in the benefits of driving the fuel efficient car for carbon emissions purely based on the purchase of the second vehicle.

GM Launches Trial of Sales on eBay

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Starting tomorrow and running through 8 September, GM is running a test program for online car sales on eBay in California at gm.ebay.com. Vehicles will be offered through eBay Motors’ traditional formats such as “Buy It Now” (where shoppers agree to pay the advertised price) and eBay’s “Best Offer&rduqo; option (where buyers indicate the price they are willing to pay and can negotiate online with the dealer for the vehicle).

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UK Scrappage Scheme Encouraging Shift to Smaller, Fuel-Efficient Cars

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Scrappage buyers were also three times more likely than average to buy the smallest class of car—minis such as the Smart Fortwo—and a third more cars bought through the scheme were larger superminis such as the Hyundai i10. Gasoline cars account for 85% of cars bought through the scrappage scheme, a higher proportion than in the overall market (39.9%) between May and September. Guardian.

Survey Finds Most Americans Concerned About Gas Prices But Not Enough to Stop Taking Their Own Car To Work

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The vast majority of Americans drive to work, but even the threat of higher gas prices doesn’t seem to be encouraging them much to carpool, take public transportation or buy an energy-efficient hybrid car, according to a new Rasmussen survey. For 48%, it is a very important factor. 35% say it is at least somewhat likely that the next automobile they buy will be a hybrid car, with 10% saying it is very likely.

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Poll: 81% of Americans Oppose Gas Tax Hike To Encourage Sales of More Efficient Cars

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In April 2008, 60% of Americans favored suspending the federal gas tax completely for the summer to offset soaring gas prices. Americans also give mixed reviews to the “Cash for Clunkers” plan now moving through Congress that would give car owners up to $4,500 toward the purchase of a new, more fuel-efficient car if they turn in their old vehicle. Only 22% of Americans are willing to spend more to buy an energy-efficient hybrid car to help the environment.

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Study finds that replacement programs that reduce vehicle lifetime can result in increased lifecycle CO2 emissions

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Vehicle replacement schemes such as the “cash for clunkers” program in the US and the “scrappage scheme” in the UK have featured prominently in the economic stimulation packages initiated by many governments to cope with the global economic crisis—at least 13 countries have deployed such schemes. Extending vehicle life reduces the number of new vehicles sold, with an associated decrease in energy consumed for vehicle production.

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Heard At The Show: Snippets from SAE 2009 World Congress

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For every kJ of chemical energy in the fuel for a spark ignition internal combustion engine, 73 % is sacrificed to chemical and thermal losses. Breaking out the 22%, aerodynamic losses account for 39%, tire resistance is 25%, transmission and drivetrain 20%, accessories 12% and bearings 3%. “ People were concerned about spending $35,000 for an SUV that seats five, they were saying for $21,000 I can get a sedan that seats five. Cash for Clunkers.

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Cash for Volts?

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A coalition of car makers, battery suppliers and electricity providers has come together to ask for federal help for EVs. by Judith Burns for Dow Jones. to offer tax credits for buying all-electric plug-in vehicles as part of a $128 billion program to get seven million such cars on the road by 2018. WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Move over, cash for clunkers. “We can set the stage for it, with a wide range of tax credits,&# said Sen.

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Perspective: Drive Star Conversion Program Could Cut US Oil Use in Half by 2020

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Calling the recent weeks “ one of the most emotionally difficult times for me as I’ve seen people with far more clout than I fail to make headway in changing the lackluster, dispiriting and immensely frustrating responses to the Gulf catastrophe ,” CalCars founder Felix Kramer has written a pre-response to President Obama’s scheduled Tuesday night speech to the US about the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico.]. Realists” say that’s impossible for decades.

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27 November 2009 - In First "Plug-in Arizona" Outing to Nogales, AZ, " the "Spirit" Made the News with Nogales International

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With a 110-volt inverter and solar panels on the roof and hood, the car can get a boost for its battery from the sun or any electrical source.Asher drove to Nogales High School on Tuesday, plugged in the battery outside the automotive shop and gave Ruben Verdugo’s students a look at the future.“This He told the Nogales International he was researching hybrid vehicles for his senior project. “We

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Labour's £5,000 sweetener to launch electric car revolution | Environment | The Guardian

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It will be launched today by Geoff Hoon, the transport secretary, and Lord Mandelson, the business secretary, with the aim of kickstarting the market for cleaner road vehicles and slashing the UKs CO2 emisisons. The cash incentive for consumers would be available to offset the higher upfront costs of electric cars , in particular the price of the batteries in modern vehicles. Its that part that could incentivise consumers to buy an electric vehicle."

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