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. Vehicles must be less than 25 years old on the trade-in date. Only purchases or lease of new vehicles qualify.

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. The study presents a program framework that, at a minimum, ensures a program that offsets GHG emissions attributable to vehicle manufacturing and end-of-life disposal with use-phase emissions reductions.


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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 subsidy programme has helped Ford to its first increase in US vehicle sales since 2007 after it sold 158,838 vehicles in July - that’s an increase of two per cent on the same month last year.

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. At the same time, we’ve been able to take old, polluting cars off the road and help consumers purchase fuel efficient vehicles.”.

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. And so it proved as the subsidy programme helped Ford to its first increase in US vehicles sales since 2007 after it sold 158,838 vehicles in July – a two per cent increase compared to the previous year (see article ).

Extending vehicle life the key to CO2 emission savings

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Remember when the scrappage scheme and the cash for clunkers campaign were introduced and many argued that replacing older cars with new vehicles would be beneficial for the environment? The study was based on Japanese vehicle use during [.]. Green cars Latest news cash for clunkers co2 emissions extending vehicle lifetime vehicle life vehicle scrappage

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.

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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Extending, not shortening, the lifetime of a vehicle helps to reduce life-cycle CO 2 emissions throughout the supply chain, according to a new study based on a case study of Japanese vehicle use during the 1990-2000 period published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology. Conversely, encouraging shortened vehicle lifetime via vehicle replacement schemes can result in higher total-induced greenhouse gas emissions, the authors found.

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