Brakes put on US scrappage scheme 美国汽车报废计划停止
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The US government says that a $3bn (£1.8bn) car scrappage scheme will end next week after funds ran out.


US car sales rose in July
US car sales rose in July

The Car Allowance Rebate1 System (CARS), dubbed2 the "cash for clunkers" plan, has been seen an industry life-line.

Owners of old cars and trucks gain up to $4,500 towards a new vehicle in exchange for their old model.

The programme was initially3 only allocated4 $1bn but a further $2bn was injected earlier this month after a boost in US car sales.

The "clunkers" programme was inspired by similar schemes in Europe.

Industry boost

Car industry analysts5 JD Power predicted that US vehicle sales would pass one million in August - for the first time in 12 months.

"This program has been a life-line to the automobile6 industry, jump-starting a major sector7 of the economy and putting people back to work," Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said.

"At the same time, we've been able to take old, polluting cars off the road and help consumers purchase fuel-efficient vehicles."

Those backing the programme have applauded the scheme for its economic benefits - but some critics say these will only be temporary.

Earlier this week a group representing about 20,000 new car dealers8 in the US warned that those who accepted further sales under the scheme risked not being paid back the rebates9(回扣) they had already given customers.

There have been complaints that delays making in reimbursements10(偿还) has added to the strains on dealers already struggling amid tight credit and poor car sales.


1 rebate GTIxY     
  • You can claim a rebate on your tax.你可以要求退回部分税款。
  • Customers are to benefit from a rebate on their electricity bills.顾客将从他们的电费退费中得到实惠。
2 dubbed dubbed     
v.给…起绰号( dub的过去式和过去分词 );把…称为;配音;复制
  • Mathematics was once dubbed the handmaiden of the sciences. 数学曾一度被视为各门科学的基础。
  • Is the movie dubbed or does it have subtitles? 这部电影是配音的还是打字幕的? 来自《简明英汉词典》
3 initially 273xZ     
  • The ban was initially opposed by the US.这一禁令首先遭到美国的反对。
  • Feathers initially developed from insect scales.羽毛最初由昆虫的翅瓣演化而来。
4 allocated 01868918c8cec5bc8773e98ae11a0f54     
adj. 分配的 动词allocate的过去式和过去分词
  • The Ford Foundation allocated millions of dollars for cancer research. 福特基金会拨款数百万美元用于癌症研究。
  • More funds will now be allocated to charitable organizations. 现在会拨更多的资金给慈善组织。
5 analysts 167ff30c5034ca70abe2d60a6e760448     
分析家,化验员( analyst的名词复数 )
  • City analysts forecast huge profits this year. 伦敦金融分析家预测今年的利润非常丰厚。
  • I was impressed by the high calibre of the researchers and analysts. 研究人员和分析人员的高素质给我留下了深刻印象。
6 automobile rP1yv     
  • He is repairing the brake lever of an automobile.他正在修理汽车的刹车杆。
  • The automobile slowed down to go around the curves in the road.汽车在路上转弯时放慢了速度。
7 sector yjczYn     
  • The export sector will aid the economic recovery. 出口产业将促进经济复苏。
  • The enemy have attacked the British sector.敌人已进攻英国防区。
8 dealers 95e592fc0f5dffc9b9616efd02201373     
n.商人( dealer的名词复数 );贩毒者;毒品贩子;发牌者
  • There was fast bidding between private collectors and dealers. 私人收藏家和交易商急速竞相喊价。
  • The police were corrupt and were operating in collusion with the drug dealers. 警察腐败,与那伙毒品贩子内外勾结。
9 rebates 5862cab7436152bb9726585397fb1db9     
n.退还款( rebate的名词复数 );回扣;返还(退还的部份货价);折扣
  • The VAT system offers advantages, such as rebates on exports. 增值税有其优点,如对出口商品实行回扣。 来自辞典例句
  • In more recent years rate rebates have been introduced for households. 近年地方税的减免已适用于家庭。 来自辞典例句
10 reimbursements 7bea0397703fe448f3962669d3140bfb     
n.偿还( reimbursement的名词复数 );退款;补偿;赔偿
  • We had to put in for the food reimbursements again. 我们不得不再次申请食物赔偿。 来自互联网
  • Have you figured up the total of the reimbursements I gave you? 你有没有把我给你的报销账目全部加总了呢? 来自互联网
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