Fighting Air Pollution in Southern California by Scrapping Old Vehicles

Fighting Air Pollution in Southern California by Scrapping Old Vehicles

Fighting Air Pollution in Southern California by Scrapping Old Vehicles

Fighting Air Pollution in Southern California by Scrapping Old Vehicles

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In 1994, California adopted a voluntary accelerated vehicle retirement program as part of its State Implementation Plan for Ozone. Though unfunded, the program proposes to buy and scrap 75,000 vehicles that are 15 years old or older every year from 2001 through 2010. The research described in this report evaluates this program. The study is the first to examine programs of this type by developing market-based predictions of how vehicle prices and emissions will be affected while directly accounting for in-migration of older vehicles.

This research was jointly funded by the RAND Institute for Civil Justice and the Public Policy Institute of California. It should help policymakers and policy researchers assess the desirability of the current and other vehicle scrappage programs.

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