FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Car Consumers Get It
The Club’s Cash for Clunkers online guide includes a calculator allowing consumers to compare the fuel savings and emissions reduction benefits of various new models.
Consumers clearly got the message on increasing fuel economy during the first round of Cash for Clunkers, with the Department of Transportation reporting the following statistics:
- The average fuel efficiency of trade-ins was 15.8 mpg
"The Cash for Clunkers program is only as good as we consumers allow it to be," said Ann Mesnikoff, Director of Sierra Club’s Green Transportation Campaign. "We are excited to continue helping consumers choose a vehicle that gives a boost to both the economy and our environment. Choosing the right new vehicle will save money at the pump, cut dependence on oil, reduce carbon emissions, and help the auto industry."
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