The Office of Energy Conservation in Nevada wants to put $1 million aside to help people purchase hybrid cars (source: LasVegasSun). The proposed plan would last three years and the money would come from federal funding the the Energy Department.
Anyone who buys hybrid vehicle would have their registration fee paid for by the Office of Energy Conservation in a first come first serve manner. The plan is expected to cover 200,000 purchases at a cost of approximately $500 each.
Dealers would give buyers a certificate they could use at the DMV to have their payment passed on to the Energy Office.
“It will be on a first come, first served basis because there is no way to allocate it out to the dealers,” Ramirez, a spokesman for the Energy Office, told the Nevada Senate Finance Committee.
The plan still needs to be approved at the federal Dept and a decision is expected in June.