Study: Cash-for-Clunkers Programs Should Use Fuel Economy Rather Than Age to Maximize GHG Reductions

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A study by researchers at UC Davis suggests that a properly designed vehicle scrappage (i.e., Cash for Clunkers”) program could maximize greenhouse gas emissions savings by using fuel-economy based eligibility requirements rather than age-based requirements. Vehicle scrappage schemes have been implemented in a number of countries in Europe and the US.

Cash for clunkers repeat? Report says: NO

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At the height of the recession in 2008-2009, the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS), also known as the "cash for clunkers" program (a similar concept was launched in the UK known as the scrappage scheme) was introduced in the USA to drive new sales and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

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US cash for clunkers scheme ends

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The US car scrappage scheme know as the ‘cash for clunkers’ plan will end next week after the funds ran out. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced on Thursday that after a successful run, the cash for clunkers program will come to a close on Monday, August 24th at 8 p.m. The scheme gave owners of old cars and lorries up to $4,500 towards a new, more fuel efficient vehicle in exchange for their old model.

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

Proposed scrappage scheme meets criticism

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The scrappage scheme is only a few days old here in the UK and it has already come under fire. 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. By contrast it states, the Congress scheme is weaker - you can simply buy a new SUV with only slightly better gas mileage and qualify for a $3,500 boost.

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

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New cars bought through the UK’s scrappage incentive scheme , which began in May, emit on average 10.9% 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.

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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