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

Green Car Congress

Effects of changes in the average lifespan of ordinary passenger cars newly registered between 1990-2000 on total induced CO 2 emissions in 2000. 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.

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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. Link to this audio Hoon said yesterday that decarbonising road transport had a big role in helping the UK meet its targets of reducing CO2 emissions by 26% by 2020 and 80% by 2050. Letters for publication should be sent to: letters@guardian.co.uk

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