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?

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. The study also suggests that a long-term Cash-for-Clunkers program may be more suitable to CO 2 e reduction because with such a program policymakers could send a clear, long-term signal to auto manufacturers for more fuel-efficient vehicles.

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Study Concludes Cash for Clunkers Program Is an Expensive Way to Reduce Carbon; Paying Nearly 10x the Projected Price of Carbon Credits

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The federal government’s Cash for Clunkers aims to stimulate the economy, provide relief for automobile manufacturers and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. program is paying nearly 10 times the projected price of carbon credits per ton in the best-case scenario, according to an analysis of the implied cost of carbon dioxide reductions under the program by UC Davis transportation economist Christopher Knittel.

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.

Study Finds Cash for Clunkers Program Boosted Average Fuel Economy of All Vehicles Purchased by 0.6 mpg in July and 0.7 mpg in August

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A study by Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) concluded that the recently concluded Cash for Clunkers program improved the average fuel economy of all vehicles purchased by 0.6 The Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS)—“Cash for Clunkers”—gave buyers a rebate when they traded in a vehicle while purchasing a new one.

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

Ontario, BC update electric-car incentives for Canadian buyers

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Ontario is eliminating certain price caps in its electric-car incentive program, while a British Columbia not-for-profit is boosting its "cash-for-clunkers"-style program. Two Canadian provinces are now offering more generous incentives to electric-car buyers. Ontario announced its updated incentives February 1, but they apply retroactively to. Canada incentives plug-in cars Ontario British Columbia Incentives and Rebates

Survey Finds Most Americans Concerned About Gas Prices But Not Enough to Stop Taking Their Own Car To Work

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The vast majority of Americans drive to work, but even the threat of higher gas prices doesn’t seem to be encouraging them much to carpool, take public transportation or buy an energy-efficient hybrid car, according to a new Rasmussen survey. Among the results: 80% of adults say the price of gas will be at least somewhat important in their deciding what vehicle they will purchase next. For 48%, it is a very important factor.

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GM Launches Trial of Sales on eBay

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Starting tomorrow and running through 8 September, GM is running a test program for online car sales on eBay in California at gm.ebay.com. Consumers will be able to browse California dealer online showrooms, ask questions, negotiate prices, and arrange financing and payment to purchase a new 2008, 2009 or select 2010 car, crossover or truck online.

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Hybrid Car Sales Surge in U.S. in August

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When the Cash for Clunkers (CARS) program here in the U.S. Buying a hybrid made the most sense, in my view, especially with the slight surge in gas prices just before the program launched. If I had owned my own clunker — a well-loved 1989 ended, I wondered how many of the buyers who took advantage of the rebate chose to purchase a hybrid.

Poll: 81% of Americans Oppose Gas Tax Hike To Encourage Sales of More Efficient Cars

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In April 2008, 60% of Americans favored suspending the federal gas tax completely for the summer to offset soaring gas prices. Americans also give mixed reviews to the “Cash for Clunkers” plan now moving through Congress that would give car owners up to $4,500 toward the purchase of a new, more fuel-efficient car if they turn in their old vehicle.

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Can Electric Vehicles Speed Up As The Economy Slows Down?

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For the past few years, EVs became an increasingly popular choice amongst drivers. As a McKinsey report points out, early adopters sparked 60% growth year-on-year for the past decade.

Heard At The Show: Snippets from SAE 2009 World Congress

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For every kJ of chemical energy in the fuel for a spark ignition internal combustion engine, 73 % is sacrificed to chemical and thermal losses. Breaking out the 22%, aerodynamic losses account for 39%, tire resistance is 25%, transmission and drivetrain 20%, accessories 12% and bearings 3%. How did the high fuel prices impact customer behavior in 2008? A $1 change in gas prices can lead to a 4-6% shift in take rates (i.e. Cash for Clunkers.

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Perspective: Drive Star Conversion Program Could Cut US Oil Use in Half by 2020

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Calling the recent weeks “ one of the most emotionally difficult times for me as I’ve seen people with far more clout than I fail to make headway in changing the lackluster, dispiriting and immensely frustrating responses to the Gulf catastrophe ,” CalCars founder Felix Kramer has written a pre-response to President Obama’s scheduled Tuesday night speech to the US about the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico.]. Realists” say that’s impossible for decades.

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

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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. 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. It has developed for itself some high aspirations in the role the UK is going to play."

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