Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Rep. Proposes Discount for Hybrid Cars

Future consumers of eco- friendly cars may soon be able to buy with a lower sales tax. State Representative Joseph Preston Jr. (D-Allegheny) is planning to introduce legislation to cut the state sales tax from 6% to 3% on eco-friendly cars, down from 7% to 4% in Allegheny County and 8% to 4% in Philadelphia. The discount would be available to anyone purchasing a hybrid electric vehicle, an electric vehicle, or a zero-emission vehicle.

Representitive Preston says buying hybrid cars has become a growing trend among Americans. , and eco-friendly cars are only a first step in creating a more green Pennsylvania. "I think Pennsylvania is about to become a more progressive state. I think that once we see the cars go you should also start seeing the electric vehicles on farms and other different forms of businesses."

Preston will introduce the proposal in the upcoming legislative season, which starts later this month.

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