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We Need A Cash For Stinkers Program 

CleanTechnica EVs

Just like the Cash for Clunkers program during the financial crisis, a “Cash for Stinkers” program is needed to battle the climate crisis. Cash for Clunkers was designed to increase new car sales and, in the meantime, put more fuel-efficient vehicles on the road.

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

Green Car Congress

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 2009) Is CARS a Clunker? billion in total. Abrams, Burton A. Hill, Jason, et al.

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

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Cash for Clunkers”) program could maximize greenhouse gas emissions savings by using fuel-economy based eligibility requirements rather than age-based requirements. Alexander Allan, Rachel Carpenter and Geoff Morrison (2009) Abating Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Cash-for-Clunker Programs ( UCD-ITS-RR-09-26 ).

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

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Archsmith and the team hope to expand this research out beyond California and to other aspects of driver behavior research that plays an important role on fuel economy, and ultimately on environmental health and climate change.

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More international criticism for scrappage schemes

Green Cars News

Another point is the impact cars have on society - the group’s figures suggest that the associated costs of cars can make up 10 per cent of a country’s GDP when you include factors such as medical care for pollution related respiratory problems as well as accidents and climate change.

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Cash for Volts?

Revenge of the Electric Car

The “cash for volts&# approach was touted Monday by the Electrification Coalition, a 13-member group that sees electric plug-ins as the answer to a host of problems, from dependence on foreign oil to tailpipe emissions that some believe is contributing to global climate change. November 16, 2009: 06:01 PM ET.

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

Green Car Congress

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. Technol. ,

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