American-Statesman. US Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) filed a bill that would offer $3,000 to $6,150 in tax credits for people who buy new plug-in hybrid passenger cars.
Doggett, who helps set tax policy from his seat on the Ways and Means Committee, said the bill reflects his promise to help the City of Austin carry out its plan to get plug-in hybrids on the mass market.
ThePlug-in Partners program gets cities and organizations to commit to buying plug-in hybrids to demonstrate demand for the technology. More than 8,300 cars have been “pre-ordered” nationwide.