One of the most dynamic auto industry proposals — with far reaching implications — is working its way through the halls of Congress; namely, that taxpayers effectively pick up the tab for the extra cost of adding hybrid electric systems to current-technology gasoline-powered cars to improve fuel economy. It is reported that the industry is split between two concepts. Ford Motor Co., in unison with environmental groups, wants vehicle tax credits applied only where hybrid systems are ...

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