From Green Car Congress via EP: Univ. of Delaware Researchers Conclude Cash for Clunkers Cost Exceeded Benefit 2 September 2009 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, […]
By Conor Clarke (The Atlantic) Cash for Clunkers Goes Thud … a critique of the scrappage scheme, and why it is not as bad as it might be, but still not good.
One of the undiscussed features of transport electrification is the large number of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles that will remain on the road in the absence of prohibition. There are many stranded incumbents like service stations and their upstream suppliers who will continue to provide fuel for the remaining vehicles, and that fuel will […]
Eric Jaffe at The Atlantic Cities writes about my recent Foreign Affairs Article: Electric Avenue: How to Make Zero-Emissions Cars Go Mainstream …. There is a pretty direct way to popularize zero-emission cars, but in political terms it would be a very unpopular step: issue a carbon tax. Owning a traditional fuel-engine car would become much […]
From the Strib: House OKs ‘cash for clunkers’ plan to boost auto sales By KEN THOMAS , Associated Press Last update: June 9, 2009 – 8:05 PM WASHINGTON – The House on Tuesday approved a “cash for clunkers” bill that aims to boost new auto sales by allowing consumers to turn in their gas-guzzling cars […]
From the Guardian, Budget 2009: car industry welcomes scrappage scheme So in the UK (and apparently elsewhere in Europe similar policies are being put in place) … from the article “Motorists will receive £2,000 if they sell their old car and buy a new model, after the chancellor bowed to pressure from the automotive sector […]