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ID:

469

Date:

2009-11-05

Headline:

"Clunker" data show pickup-for-pickup trades

Reporter's name:

Ted Bridis

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Associated Press

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Under the three-billion-dollar "Cash for Clunkers" program, American car owners reacted to financial incentives to trade in over 675,000 vehicles, with an average fuel-economy improvement from 15.8 miles per gallon to 24.9, though in about 15% of trade-ins, owners chose cars with minimal fuel-efficiency gains. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the data in response to a FOIA request from the Associated Press.

Keywords:

car, vehicle, trade-in, cash for clunkers, fuel-economy, economy, environment

URL:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091105/ap_on_bi_ge/us_cash_for _clunkers


Agencies:

NHTSA

States:

DC

Categories:

business
environment
transportation


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