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Essay: Scrapping allowance for old private cars to stimulate sale of modern green vehicles……fact or fiction to reduce CO2 emissions from Dutch car fleet

Oldenburger, J.J. (2009) Essay: Scrapping allowance for old private cars to stimulate sale of modern green vehicles……fact or fiction to reduce CO2 emissions from Dutch car fleet. Master's Thesis / Essay, Biology.

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Abstract

A hypothetical scrappage regulation could potentially reduce CO2 emissions. We found that the maximal remaining mileage a car is still likely to cover, fuel efficiency and the efficiency of the replacement car mainly determine the success of such a regulation in reducing total car fleet CO2 emissions. Including the energy it takes to produce a car it seems environmentally beneficiary to replace current average 10 year old cars with modern small or medium sized ones. Replacing it with larger vehicles will however only create additional emissions and since the recently introduced national scrappage scheme does not specify strict conditions concerning fuel efficiency of the new car in order to receive an allowance, it will most likely only further increase CO2 emissions. Furthermore, current allowances are too little to persuade owners of large fuel inefficient vehicles and only promote the scrappage of very old, mostly small and cheap or unpopular private cars. A really effective scrappage regulation might however not be very cost effective compared to current measures to promote the sale of fuel efficient cars. A truly green scrappage regulation will therefore most likely not be feasible.

Item Type: Thesis (Master's Thesis / Essay)
Degree programme: Biology
Thesis type: Master's Thesis / Essay
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:49
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:49
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/10275

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