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Cash for Clunkers - Average Fuel Economy

Average Fuel Economy

New vehicles Mileage:  24.9 MPG

Trade-in Mileage:  15.8 MPG

Overall increase:  9.2 MPG, or a 58% improvement

Cars purchased under the program are, on average, 19% above the average fuel economy of all new cars currently available, and 59% above the average fuel economy of cars that were traded in. This means the program raised the average fuel economy of the fleet, while getting the dirtiest and most polluting vehicles off the road.

Source: White House

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