Early retirement of old vehicles won’t save the planet, says study

Lifespan caps for passenger vehicles have limited effect on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and could drive up costs and material use, finds a new study published in Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability. The research shows that although light-duty vehicles (LDVs) contribute 17% to the annual greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, imposing a 15-year lifespan cap on LDV fleets under a business-as-usual scenario will not lead to any meaningful reductions in GHG emissions. Read More

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