One rule that all clunked cars needed to adhere to was a maximum rating of 18 MPG from the federal government, right? What wasn’t required was that the clunked car be considered dirty. After all, it’s pretty clear that CNG vehicles burn clean, but that didn’t stop 232 of them from meeting their sodium silicate solution-induced death.
We looked through the official, but as of yet unverified, list (PDF) of trade-in cars that were clunked using the Car Allowance Rebate System (Cash for Clunkers) and found that the aforementioned CNG vehicles, 1,779 flex-fuel vehicles and 24 LPG vehicles found their way to the recycler thanks to CARS. Which alternative-fuel models were most dumped? Which single hybrid took a dive? Click above for our top ten and check out the full list after the jump.
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Top Ten “green” cars that met their fate during Cash for Clunkers originally appeared on Autoblog Green on Fri, 25 Sep 2009 19:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.