ASU research finds that Cash for Clunkers rebates were too high to prompt car upgrades

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The Car Allowance Rebate System, which cost the government $3 billion and was dubbed “Cash for Clunkers,” was so popular that it ran for only a few weeks in the summer before running out of money. The data included more than 320,000 real vehicle transactions completed under Cash for Clunkers. Overall, the average miles-per-gallon of the traded-in vehicles was 15.8,

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. Only 22% of Americans are willing to spend more to buy an energy-efficient hybrid car to help the environment.

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Cash for Volts?

Revenge of the Electric Car

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. “We can set the stage for it, with a wide range of tax credits,&# said Sen.

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Perspective: Drive Star Conversion Program Could Cut US Oil Use in Half by 2020

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Calling the recent weeks “ one of the most emotionally difficult times for me as I’ve seen people with far more clout than I fail to make headway in changing the lackluster, dispiriting and immensely frustrating responses to the Gulf catastrophe ,” CalCars founder Felix Kramer has written a pre-response to President Obama’s scheduled Tuesday night speech to the US about the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico.]. Realists” say that’s impossible for decades.

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27 November 2009 - In First "Plug-in Arizona" Outing to Nogales, AZ, " the "Spirit" Made the News with Nogales International

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

With a 110-volt inverter and solar panels on the roof and hood, the car can get a boost for its battery from the sun or any electrical source.Asher drove to Nogales High School on Tuesday, plugged in the battery outside the automotive shop and gave Ruben Verdugo’s students a look at the future.“This When the juice from the larger pack is used up, Spirit reverts back to driving like a regular Prius hybrid.This translates into gas mileage of up to 100 miles per gallon, Asher said.

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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

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. The cash incentive for consumers would be available to offset the higher upfront costs of electric cars , in particular the price of the batteries in modern vehicles. Its that part that could incentivise consumers to buy an electric vehicle."

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