Study Finds Cash for Clunkers Program Boosted Average Fuel Economy of All Vehicles Purchased by 0.6 mpg in July and 0.7 mpg in August
Green Car Congress
SEPTEMBER 12, 2009
Average fuel economy of purchased new light-duty vehicles by month, including projection without the program. A study by Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) concluded that the recently concluded Cash for Clunkers program improved the average fuel economy of all vehicles purchased by 0.6 mpg in July 2009 and 0.7 mpg in August 2009. mpg in July 2009 and 0.7 mpg in August 2009.