Study: Cash-for-Clunkers Programs Should Use Fuel Economy Rather Than Age to Maximize GHG Reductions
Green Car Congress
SEPTEMBER 22, 2009
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. Alexander Allan, Rachel Carpenter and Geoff Morrison (2009) Abating Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Cash-for-Clunker Programs ( UCD-ITS-RR-09-26 ).