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Ford Sees Talks With U.S. on Cash for Clunkers-Like Stimulus

Everything circles back. Looks like we may be expecting news on a Federal program this summer possibly. The COVID19 Corona virus is killing new car sales. This has Washington DC considering a new car buying stimulus plan . https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-02/ford-expects-talks-with-u-s-on-cash-for-clunkers-like-stimulus “We think some level of stimulus somewhere on the other side of this would help not …

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Clunker Reducing Pilot Program for Southern California Residents

Pliot program announced to create an incentive program to scrap old polluting clunkers for hybrids, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and electric vehicles (ZEVs).  Pilot program is for the South Coast and San Joaquin Valley air districts. Need Based Incentives based on three separate income levels: (see Federal Poverty Level Tables below). Low Income – household income …

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California Governor Brown Pledges to Remove California Clunkers

California Governor Jerry Brown pledges an ambitious “Goal Aims to Reduce Emissions 40 Percent Below 1990 Levels by 2030”.  To meet these goals California must embrace alternative fuel automobiles and remove clunkers from California highways and streets. From EXECUTIVE ORDER B-30-15 3.The California Air Resources Board shall update the Climate Change Scoping Plan to express …

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Cash For Clunkers May Include Non-US Makes

Looks like compromises are being made and Cash for Clunkers could get picked up in Congress next week. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601085&sid=arRGEXPmOojA&refer=europe April 17 (Bloomberg) — U.S. lawmakers may let cars made overseas qualify for a proposed “cash-for-clunkers” program in a bid to secure passage of the measure, designed to help revive domestic auto sales at a 27-year …

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Cash For Clunkers is Heating Up

There is a lot of news about Cash for Clunkers today. First from the Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123984336433423387.html Joseph B. White’s “Eyes on the Road” analysis of one of the “cash for clunkers” programs being proposed to spur trading in older, less fuel-efficient vehicles (“How Much Is Your Guzzler Really Worth?,” Personal Journal, April 7) …

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Cash For Clunkers is Working Great in Europe

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/01/business/global/01refunds.html BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — The economy here may be in free fall, but anxiety about the future did not stop Vilo Hrivnak from driving his 12-year-old green hatchback to the junkyard a few days ago and promptly buying his first new car, a cappuccino-colored Skoda. Like hundreds of thousands of car owners across Europe, Mr. …

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Editorial in NYT on Different Approaches of C4C Bill

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/07/opinion/07tue2.html?_r=2&ref=opinion President Obama’s rescue plan for the automotive industry has given the presidential seal of approval to a little-noticed movement in Congress to clear the roads of gas-guzzling clunkers and replace them with more fuel-efficient cars. It’s an excellent idea, with clear benefits for the environment and — Mr. Obama hopes — beleaguered carmakers.

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