Univ. of Delaware Researchers Conclude Cash for Clunkers Cost Exceeded Benefit

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Burton Abrams and George Parsons of the University of Delaware evaluated the efficiency of the recently concluded Cash for Clunkers (CARS) program and concluded that the cost exceeds the benefit by approximately $2,000 per vehicle, or close to $1.4 There is a $4,200 loss to the taxpayer (the average subsidy), but the CARS participant gains $1,600 per vehicle ($2,600 in the value of the price subsidy less the $1,000 loss of the clunker). 2009) Is CARS a Clunker?

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.

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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. Nissan is bullish on plug-ins, which Ghosn predicts will account for 10% of cars sold by 2020.

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

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Photograph: Graeme Robertson/Guardian Consumers are to be offered incentives of up to £5,000 to purchase an electric car under government plans to be unveiled today that will also see the creation of electric car cities across the UK and the launch of large-scale experiments with ultra-green vehicles. 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.

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