The Cash for Clunkers program could have done better at upping the fuel efficiency of America's cars and its results remain questionable, but on the bright side, it does appear that the incentives have lead to a new record for new car MPG levels.
In the month of August, new cars hit an average of 23 miles per gallon, an eight percent jump from August of last year. American auto companies alone saw an increase of four percent from last year. Toyota had the highest average for cars sold in August with 26.9 miles per gallon.
As Cash for Clunkers sales taper off, the average may decrease again, but the CAFE standards will hopefully pick it right back up when they go into effect.
via Autoblog Green
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