North Carolina lawmakers are considering a $2000 state tax credit if you buy a hybrid car.
They are also working to promote alternative fuels, such as bio-diesel. They are hoping that by waiving the gas tax on bio-diesel, more companies will install the alternative fuel.
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A total of 16,000 cars are on the road in the Triangle which could run on ethanol, which is derived from corn. But no local gas stations now pump ethanol fuel. A north Durham Exxon is the only public station which sells bio-diesel, which is 20 percent soybean oil.
Durham resident Greg Hawkins said, "This is the only station I know in the area that sells bio-diesel. And I don't have the time to go around and collect huge vegetable oil, treat it and all that stuff."