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Peter Wegner, ''Monument to Change as It Changes"

To make significant and rapid progress toward True Decommissioning, we must better evaluate the economic costs and benefits of removing ICE LDVs. We need to understand the economic value of the current ICE LDV fleet in the US, including outstanding useful life, loan payments, and lease payments. Analyzing used car market data can assist decision makers in understanding the link between car buyer/lessee purchasing decisions and turnover rates in order to determine how those decisions affect ZE LDV penetration. A more thorough understanding of the benefits of removing ICE LDVs is also an important consideration to True Decommissioning, including the averted costs of climate change and reduced health costs due to avoided emissions.