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Think our Gov't encourages hybrid vehicles?

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by reckedracing, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    another little gift to the oil companies i suppose...

    04 and 05 get 2K, 06 gets cut to 500, and then nothing after that...
    so much for supporting enviromental protection

     
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    My mom drives a prius, they get a 2k deduction. but hers is an '04 i think.
     
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    well, the emissions standards are going up so I guess the hybrids will pretty much be unessicary...
     
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    Yeah but the whole idea from a hybrid is they get much better gas mileage.. inturn saving out oil.
     
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    theres plenty of oil, and it make the government makes $$ from it (fed tax is like $.30/gal of gas)


    so, why would they encourage hybrids for the gas mileage aspect?
     
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    Exactly.. now they aren't giving you a tax break.. Everything is about $$.. they promote hybrids for what 2 years?

    makes you think they are actually concerned about the people that put them in office.
     
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    right, but like I said in the 1st place, the tax break was about "enviromental protection"...and with the federal emissions standards going up, all the new cars will be producing almost the same amount of "bad particles" as those hybrids did.



    and they're certainly not going to give *everyone* who buys an '07 model a $2k tax break

    -and as far as oil running out, I'd bet they find a way to make a completely synthetic form of gasoline/other oil based fluids long before its all gone
     
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    hybrids are about fuel consumption
    their low emissions is just a biproduct

    fuel efficiency and emissions are not directly related
     
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    Actually I think it is just trucks and SUVs that are placed into new restrictions. to be the same as cars.
     
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    yeah, but isn't the tax break "envirmental protection"?


    I understood that as meaning ultra low-emissions
     
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    Excatly.. My crx was getting 41 MPG before it died and you could see the smog cloud forming above it.. (actually it was probably the quart of oil burning off every week)
     
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    i think i said enviromental protection and mislead you...

    i meant more than just air pollution...

    it is specifically refered to as Clean-Fuel by the IRS
     
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