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Puerto Rico Offers Excise Tax Breaks on Hybrids, Electric Vehicles


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Puerto Rico is looking to increase the number of its citizens driving electric and hybrid vehicles by using a unique strategy. Because excise taxes are so common there, they are offering excise tax breaks for those purchasing a hybrid or EV.

Until 2016, anyone who buys an electric vehicle will get a 100 percent excise tax exemption. And anyone buying hybrids will receive a 65 percent exemption, up to a maximum of $8,000, through July 1, 2013.

That should stimulate some clean, green vehicle purchases.

Source: AutoBlogGreen

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