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Clean Car Savings Calculator

Thinking about trading in your old gas guzzler and purchasing a new vehicle? Buying a highly fuel-efficient car will not only reduce global warming pollution, it will save you money at the pump. The greater the difference in fuel efficiency between your clunker and your new vehicle, the more you will save and the less pollution you will emit.

Importantly, starting in 2012, new fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas pollution standards for vehicles were put into place. These standards are pushing automakers to put technology to work to reduce oil consumption and cut pollution, and they mean consumers will have better choices.  

Gas prices are increasingly volatile.  Even though gas prices did not hit a national average of  $4/gallon, gas prices remain high. Plan your purchase to minimize the impact of rising gas prices, ramp up your MPGs!

Use our calculator to find out exactly how much you will save from driving a more fuel-efficient vehicle with gas prices at current and last year's levels. Enter the gas mileage of your clunker and the vehicle you're looking to buy and see your savings.

Use our calculator to find out exactly how much you will save from driving a more fuel-efficient vehicle with gas prices at current and last year's levels. Enter the gas mileage of your clunker and the vehicle you're looking to buy and see your savings!

Gas pricesAugust Gas Price
($3.51/gallon)
July 2011 Gas Price
($3.71/gallon)
 
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Thanks to the American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy for developing the calculator. Gas price data is from the Energy Information Administration.