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New and Improved Cash for Clunkers Program?

By • Aug 15th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots, Videos

With the overwhelming popularity of the Cash for Clunkers program, the government is making a number of changes to the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS.) Here are a number of updates for those who still want to take advantage of this program.



Car Buyers Found Themselves Ineligible for Cash for Clunkers Over the Weekend

By • Jul 28th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots, Videos

Some cars’ combined mpg has magically increased or decreased over the weekend. So why is that important you ask? Well for those who thought their old cars qualify for the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) or Cash For Clunkers program last week, they found out over the weekend that they now no longer qualify!



Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood on the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS,) or “Cash for Clunkers” Program

By • Jul 27th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots, Videos

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood on the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS,) or “Cash for Clunkers” program. It’s all about moving cars out of the showrooms, and the net result will be to help stimulate jobs in the U.S.



NHTSA, DOT Publish the Final Rule for Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) or Cash For Clunkers

By • Jul 27th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots, Videos

The CARS final rule has been published to set forth requirements and procedures for the voluntary vehicle trade-in and purchase/lease program under the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act of 2009. This program helps consumers pay for a new, more fuel efficient car or truck from a participating dealer when they trade in a less fuel efficient car or truck.



Cash For Clunkers: smart fortwo Gets Maximum Incentive

By • Jul 20th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

New smart fortwo buyers can get maximum rebate from Cash For Clunkers program, regardless of traded-in car. The EPA has listed the smart fortwo as the top two-seater class for fuel economy for the 2009 model year. CleanFleetReport.com has the smart on its list of New Cars that Already Meet 2016 Fuel Economy Standards.



Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) or Cash For Clunkers Program Kicking Into Gear

By • Jul 14th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

The Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS,) or “Cash For Clunkers” program is the federal program that helps consumers purchase a new, more efficient vehicle when an older, less efficient vehicle is traded in. Expect dealer showrooms to have increased traffic between now and November 1, and fewer polluting cars on the roads. But there are downsides as well.



President Obama Announces Fuel Economy Standards of 35.5 mpg by 2016

By • May 19th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts, Mercedes-benz, Videos

The national fuel economy standards aim to raise fuel-economy standards to an industry average of 35.5 miles per gallon in 2016, an increase of more than eight miles per gallon per vehicle. The typical driver would save about $2,800 by getting better gas mileage.



Things to Know Before Buying a Hybrid Car

By • Apr 28th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

Decided to buy a hybrid? Great choice! But be sure to arm yourself with solid knowledge about buying a hybrid, how they operate, fuel efficiency versus costs and battery pack performance.



2008 Fuel Economy Comparison: Prius vs Jetta vs Focus vs Smart

By • Feb 18th, 2009 • Category: Maximize Your MPG, Videos

Enough of the talk of small cars claiming they get the best gas mileage around. Edmunds took the Prius, Jetta, Focus and smart cars to a fuel economy battle, but along the way they missed out on drawing any clear conclusion from the test.



Use Cruise Control to Increase MPG? It Really Depends on Your Personality

By • Dec 11th, 2008 • Category: Maximize Your MPG

By definition, cruise control keeps your car at a constant speed. Cruise control really shines when it comes to long trips. In more environmentally conscious times like now, this little invention can also save you real dollars. If you do it right, that is.