Originally Posted by workshooter
Hi All I just bought the `08 Mariner and am glad I did. I also heard about a Government incentive to get rid of gas guzzlers for Green Machines. Is there anyone that might know more about this?
Canada is implimenting a program that gives rebates in incriments based on the vehicles fuel economy (Ex. get a 30 MPG vehicle, get $1000, buy a 35 MPG vehicle, get $1500, buy a 40 MPG vehicle, get $2000) while at the same time adding penalties in the same vein. (Ex. Get a 20 MPG vehicle, pay an extra $1000, get a 15 MPG vehicle, pay an extra $1500, get a 10 MPG vehicle, pay an extra $2000) The number I'm using aren't their number, just to provide an example. Their Feebate idea is moving forward, though I don't recall offhand when it'll take effect.
California is adopting a similar idea, though if it'll be shot down before it makes it has yet to be seen.
Is that what you had heard about?