Has the cash for clunkers scheme failed? The Green Piece

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The Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS for short, or ‘cash for clunkers’ as it is more commonly known) was the US’s answer to the scrappage schemes in Germany and the UK which appeared to have revitalised their respective automotive sectors. Though the scheme proved so popular that the initial $1billion set aside for it ran out last month, auto sales only rose by 2.4 When the cash for clunkers scheme was introduced, we at TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk

Proposed scrappage scheme meets criticism

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An article in the New York Times criticised the so-called “cash for clunkers&# legislation that would give people vouchers worth as much as $4,500 to replace old cars with new ones. By contrast it states, the Congress scheme is weaker - you can simply buy a new SUV with only slightly better gas mileage and qualify for a $3,500 boost. Tags: Green cars Latest news cash for clunkers scrappage scheme

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%. Alexander Edwards, President, Automotive Strategic Vision believes the exodus from full size SUVs was caused by economic caution as much as higher gas prices. Cash for Clunkers.

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