2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid - Click above for a high-res gallery
Click above for high-res gallery of the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
When the big stimulus bill was passed this week, the number that rose to the forefront was a $2 billion investment for plug in vehicles. But, if you add in all the additional plug-in help for things like infrastructure, the actual plug-in stimulus package is closer to $12.5 billion, according to Plug In America's legislative director Jay Friedland. We've taken a look at some of these monies before, but Friedland made a nice list of exactly how much money is available for what. For example, the $
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Automakers appear to have help on the way as several industry incentives appear to have survived the final $789 billion stimulus bill. The controversial bill includes a tax break for new car buyers, $300 million for hybrid-powered government vehicles and a forgiveness of the $7 billion tax bill General Motors got hit with when it accepted $9.4 billion in government loans.