Cash For Clunkers & Guzzlers Falls Short

Hybrid SUV Blog

If news about “Cash For Clunkers&# or “Cash For Guzzlers&# has you excited about trading in your current ride for a hybrid SUV or green car, you may be disappointed to learn more of the details. Last month, the Car Allowance Rebate System was signed into law, providing roughly $1 billion dollars in incentives for people willing to trade in their current vehicle for a new, more fuel-efficient option.

Proposed scrappage scheme meets criticism

Green Cars News

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. In Germany the credit has enticed customers to buy vehicles such as the Ford Ka, which achieves up to 56mpg, because it is part of a larger government plan that also includes tax based on carbon emissions.

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

Green Car Congress

A new Rasmussen telephone poll found that 81% of Americans oppose an “ increase the tax on gasoline by a large amount ” as a way to encourage the purchase of more fuel-efficient cars. These sentiments remain largely unchanged from nearly two years when 86% said they opposed the idea of raising gas taxes by $0.50 In April 2008, 60% of Americans favored suspending the federal gas tax completely for the summer to offset soaring gas prices.

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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. More details at: Group Seeks US Tax Credits To Spur Electric Car Use. 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. UPDATE:Group Seeks US Tax Credits To Spur Electric Car Use.

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

Green Car Congress

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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