Fuelishness! -- The FuelClinic.com Blog

The Death of “Cash For Clunkers”

August 20, 2009 · · Filed Under FuelClinic, LinkedIn, Tax Credits, Twitter, United States 

Seems like everyone has had enough ofCash for Clunkers“:

The Obama administration plans to end the popular $3 billion Cash for Clunkers program on Monday, giving car shoppers a few more days to take advantage of big government incentives.

The Transportation Department said Thursday the government will wind down the program on Monday at 8 p.m. EDT. Car buyers can receive rebates of $3,500 or $4,500 for trading in older vehicles for new, more fuel-efficient models…

…Through Thursday, auto dealers have made deals worth $1.9 billion and are on pace to exhaust the program’s $3 billion in early September. The incentives have generated more than 457,000 vehicle sales. Administration officials said they have reviewed nearly 40 percent of the transactions and have already paid out $145 million to dealers.

Administration officials said applications for rebates will not be accepted after 8 p.m. EDT Monday and dealers should not make additional sales without receiving all the necessary paperwork from their customers. Dealers will be able to resubmit rejected applications after the deadline.

Not soon enough, IMHO

Corvette:
 

New Truck:

 

Jag on Fire:

 

V10 Super Duty:

Comments

Leave a Reply




Join The FuelClinic Community

Fleet Eco-Driving Training

Spread the Fuelishness!

      

Watch Fuelishness!

Subscribe to Fuelishness!

Search Fuelishness!

Custom Search
FuelClinic.com - Safer, Smarter, Fuel Efficient Driving.