Cash for clunkers programme explained

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The US appears set to follow the UK’s lead with its own version of the vehicle scrappage scheme known as the Car Allowance Rebate System - or CARS for short. The programme, which has been dubbed ‘cash for clunkers’, was signed into law on June 24 with issuance expected to occur on July 23. Trade-in vehicles must be registered and insured for a full year preceding the trade-in. -

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

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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. Vehicle scrappage schemes have been implemented in a number of countries in Europe and the US.


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Cash for clunkers enjoys early success

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So after the UK’s vehicle scrappage scheme was hailed a success, what of the so-called “cash for clunkers&# programme in the US? The cash for clunkers scheme offers payments up to $4,500 for motorists that are willing to swap in their gas guzzling vehicles for more fuel efficient alternatives.

Cash for clunkers repeat? Report says: NO

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At the height of the recession in 2008-2009, the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS), also known as the "cash for clunkers" program (a similar concept was launched in the UK known as the scrappage scheme) was introduced in the USA to drive new sales and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

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.

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

Has the scrappage scheme been exposed? The Green Piece

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It’s been nearly a year since the scrappage scheme (known as ‘cash for clunkers’ in the USA) ended its run in the UK. The Green Piece cash for clunkers green car scrappage schemeTuesday 8 February 2011. The Green Piece Column. At the time we were told that it had been a resounding success (see article) by not only boosting the automotive industry but also [.].

More international criticism for scrappage schemes

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Yesterday we told you how the scrappage scheme proposals in the USA are coming under fire and today it is the turn of Spain’s scheme to face criticism. The Ecologistas en Accion , one of the country’s most important green groups, is claiming that the scrappage scheme is bad business. According to the group, driving a car is not only bad for the environment but it is also bad for administrations expecting to reap financial rewards.

Proposed scrappage scheme meets criticism

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The scrappage scheme is only a few days old here in the UK and it has already come under fire. An article in the New York Times criticised the so-called “cash for clunkers&# legislation that would give people vouchers worth as much as $4,500 to replace old cars with new ones. By contrast it states, the Congress scheme is weaker - you can simply buy a new SUV with only slightly better gas mileage and qualify for a $3,500 boost.

UK Scrappage Scheme Encouraging Shift to Smaller, Fuel-Efficient Cars

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New cars bought through the UK’s scrappage incentive scheme , which began in May, emit on average 10.9% Scrappage buyers were also three times more likely than average to buy the smallest class of car—minis such as the Smart Fortwo—and a third more cars bought through the scheme were larger superminis such as the Hyundai i10. Gasoline cars account for 85% of cars bought through the scrappage scheme, a higher proportion than in the overall market (39.9%) between May and September.

Scrappage Scheme Moving Forward in US Congress

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Dingell, Congresswoman Betty Sutton, Congressman Jay Inslee, and Congressman Bart Stupak reached an agreement on a “Cash for Clunkersscrappage program. Under the proposal, consumers may trade in their older vehicles and receive vouchers worth up to $4,500 to help pay for new, more fuel efficient cars and trucks. The program will be authorized for up to one year and provide for approximately one million new car or truck purchases.

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

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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. Extending vehicle life reduces the number of new vehicles sold, with an associated decrease in energy consumed for vehicle production.

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