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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Hybrid Arrives in India

Finally hybrid car has been launched in India with Honda rolling out a petrol-electric version of its Civic sedan. The car will be more environmentally friendly and fuel efficient for its class than any other in the current market. But this car will remain too far from common man. The Civic hybrid has come with a price tag of Rs 21.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), twice the price of the petrol Civic. The price includes accumulated duties, including customs of 104%.

Government has to influence people to use environment friendly vehicle. This is the one way to decrease the pollution. To influence people high price tag has to be decreased. In some countries government is giving subsidy to hybrid vehicles. So why cant Indian government will completely slash the tax + custom duties on hybrid cars? This will influence people to use environment friendly vehicles.

How Hybrid vehicle works?

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