Many states are offering various incentives to boost the use of hybrids. Incentives vary from tax breaks, use of HOV lanes, and free parking. The federal government offers a $2000 tax deduction for purchasing a hybrid, but next year that will go down to $500. But it seems that the most contentious benefit is the use of HOV lanes, and it certainly makes sense why there is objection to this. HOV lanes or high occupancy vehicle lanes were created to increase car pooling. In the case of hybrids, a hybrid with one person is barely better than a regular sedan with two or even three.
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