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Since you’re paying a premium for that hybrid in the garage it’s important to get back every penny of that purchase you’re entitled to. If you purchased either a Ford Escape or Mercury Mariner Hybrid this year (or any other automaker’s hybrid), next year you’ll be able to claim some type of tax incentive that ranges anywhere from $1,950 to $5,925 depending on where you live. Ford dealers now have a direct line to a hybrid hotline set up by the company that will aid Blue Oval customers in determining how much in incentives their entitled to from federal, state and local governments. 

Where’s the most lucrative state in which to own a hybrid? West Virginia, which combines the $1,950 - $2,600 federal tax credit with West Virginia’s Alternative Fuel Motor Tax Credit for a grand total of between $5,310 and $5,925 in tax relief.

[Source: Ford]


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      EDSON ANDRE' JOHNSON
      • 8 Years Ago
      YES, WE NEED TAX CREDITS.BUT WE NEED REAL PROMOTION OF ALTERNATIVE VEHICLES, HOW ABOUT AN EARTH DAY FOR ALTERNATIVE ENERGY,A GLOBAL ENERGY INDEPENDENCE DAY. PROMOTING INDEPENDENCE FROM OIL. MAYBE ON JULY 10TH ? THE BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF THJE GREAT (A.C.ELETRIC MOTORS,A.C.POWER ETC.) NIKOLA TESLA???
      • 8 Years Ago
      How about the companies just give us great lease incentives for hybrids.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Just more silly, government diddling with the tax code for the purchase of social engineering.

      A tax incentive to encourage the purchase of an uneconomical vehicle by making it less uneconomical is ridiculous when you really think about it. Higher gas prices will cause people to reduce their driving and replace gas hogs with economy cars anyway. Why should taxpayers subsidize hybrid cars?

      The tax code should be used for raising money to run the government, not change consumer behavior except for lowering all taxes to stimulate economic growth.
      EDSON ANDRE' JOHNSON
      • 8 Years Ago
      yes,tax incentives are necessary to promote hybrids. HOW ABOUT A GLOBAL ENERGY INDEPENDENCE DAY(AN ALTERNATIVE ENERGY DAY)MAYBE JULY 10TH.EACH YEAR BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF ENERGYT PIONEER NIKOLA TESLA