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A closer look at US auto sales in July

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Yesterday we told you how the cash for clunkers scheme has enjoyed early success in the USA. per cent new vehicles sales market share for the month, the highest monthly share to date. Let’s take a look at the results from each major manufacturer: Chrysler: Total US sales for July stood at 88,900 units, a decrease of nine per cent year on year, although up 30 per cent compared to June.

Cash for Clunkers Buoys US Auto Sales; Hybrid Sales Up 31.8% for Monthly New Vehicle Share of 3.55%

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Monthly new vehicle market share for hybrids. Buoyed by the US government’s CARS (“Cash for Clunkers”) program, US auto sales slowed their decline in the US in July, dropping on 12.1% As a result, the SAAR for July surged to 11.24 over July 2008.

September Auto Sales Plunge in Aftermath of Cash for Clunkers; SAAR at 9.2M units, LDV Sales Down 41% from August, Hybrid Sales Down 48%

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In the aftermath of the summer sales boom fueled by the US Cash for Clunkers program, September 2009 light duty vehicles sales dropped back to pre-incentive lows. New vehicle market share for reported hybrid sales in September dropped back down to 2.7% from September 2008.

US hybrid sales slump in September

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What would happen when the cash for clunkers sales boom came to an end has been a question many automotive executives in the USA dared not think about. However, it sold 2,138 hybrids in September which is 116 per cent up compared to September 2008 – sales of the Milan/Escape hybrid were down 11.3 per cent, but the new Fusion and Milan hybrid accounted for 1,260 units.

Hybrid sales leap in the US

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The cash for clunkers campaign has given a massive boost to hybrid sales in the US, with a reported leap by 48.6 The Civic Hybrid meanwhile sold 717 units, down 77 per cent compared to August 2008. per cent in August year on year. Overall sales of light duty vehicles in the US increased by one per cent to 1,261,997 units according to figures from Autodata, with reported hybrid sales representing 3.07 per cent of new vehicle sales.

Poll: 81% of Americans Oppose Gas Tax Hike To Encourage Sales of More Efficient Cars

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In April 2008, 60% of Americans favored suspending the federal gas tax completely for the summer to offset soaring gas prices. Americans also give mixed reviews to the “Cash for Clunkers” plan now moving through Congress that would give car owners up to $4,500 toward the purchase of a new, more fuel-efficient car if they turn in their old vehicle.

Reported Sales of US Hybrids Up 48.6% in August; 3.07% Market Share

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Buoyed by the extension of the US Cash for Clunkers (CARS) program, as well as the availability of more hybrid models on the market, reported sales of hybrids in the US jumped 48.6% There were 26 selling days in August 2009, vs. 27 in August 2008. in August 2008 to 8.2%

Cash for Volts?

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A coalition of car makers, battery suppliers and electricity providers has come together to ask for federal help for EVs. by Judith Burns for Dow Jones. to offer tax credits for buying all-electric plug-in vehicles as part of a $128 billion program to get seven million such cars on the road by 2018. WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Move over, cash for clunkers. Nissan is bullish on plug-ins, which Ghosn predicts will account for 10% of cars sold by 2020.

Heard At The Show: Snippets from SAE 2009 World Congress

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For every kJ of chemical energy in the fuel for a spark ignition internal combustion engine, 73 % is sacrificed to chemical and thermal losses. Breaking out the 22%, aerodynamic losses account for 39%, tire resistance is 25%, transmission and drivetrain 20%, accessories 12% and bearings 3%. How did the high fuel prices impact customer behavior in 2008? Cash for Clunkers. These convoys are prime targets for improvised explosive devices.

Thursday - 1 October 2009. Reporting Out on the Tour de AZ; "Spirit of DC" Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle All Around ARIZONA -- a new PHEV3A

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Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVANC'rs, EVnthusiasts, One & All - Here's a re-worked in part email sent to Michelle in Public Affairs at AAA of Arizona: Cheers Michelle, AAA Public Relations - Above you can see frontpiece to the www.SpiritofDC.com website, and a July 2009 picture of the All American "Spirit" as the advance scout vehicle for the successful Tesla EVenture - the pure electric Tesla on a Sportscar run from New York to California.

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Labour's £5,000 sweetener to launch electric car revolution | Environment | The Guardian

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It will be launched today by Geoff Hoon, the transport secretary, and Lord Mandelson, the business secretary, with the aim of kickstarting the market for cleaner road vehicles and slashing the UKs CO2 emisisons. Letters for publication should be sent to: letters@guardian.co.uk