The U.S. government-backed Cash-for-Clunkers program in less than a month has bolstered energy conservation and led Ford Motor Co. to its first year-over-year monthly sales gain since November 2007, the auto makerâ€™s top U.S. sales analyst says. â€śThe (incentives) program was all about trading in SUVs built in the 1990s for small fuel-efficient vehicles built today,â€ť says George Pipas, noting taking the gas-guzzling vehicles off the road will save 3 million-5 million barrels of crude oil per ...
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