California Incentivizes Ditching Dirtiest Cars, Buying Cleanest Ones

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Congress

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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

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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