SHORTENING THE AGE OF CARS: GOOD OR BAD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT?

LEVENSDUURVERKORTING PERSONENAUTO'S GOED VOOR HET MILIEU?

A life cycle analysis shows that if cars last longer than at the moment the total carbondioxide emissions will be reduced. This will also be the case in the future unless annual fuel efficiency of new cars will be improved much more than in the past. Very likely reducing the age of the existing car fleet will result in lower emissions of some of the components (hydrogen oxide, carbon monoxide) on a life cycle basis. Scrapping cars without a catlytic convertor seems to be cost ineffective compared to fitting three way catalytic converters on existing cars. (A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 871533.

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  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1361-72

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00712316
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 24 1995 12:00AM