Drivers of low-pollution vehicles who need a vehicle sticker from the Illinois town of Wilmette just got a break. The Wilmette Village Board last week approved giving a discount on vehicle sticker fees for owners of low-pollution cars and
. The standard cost for the stickers most cars need will jump from $50 to $75 but low-pollution vehicles (defined by the
as SmartWay), will stay at $50. Stickers for the more restrictive SmartWay Elite (which is applied to the
hybrid and the
CNG) will be a mere $25.
The article in the
doesn't explain what the stickers are needed for, but it's implied that lots of drivers in Wilmette need to get them. The stickers will raise $400,000 for village road maintenance, which means the village won't have to borrow money to fix the roads.
[Source: Chicago Tribune]