Liberals Would Offer Rebate to ‘Drive Clean’

Liberals Would Offer Rebate to ‘Drive Clean’

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An electric vehicle is shown attached to a charging station on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Montpelier, Vt. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Toby Talbot)

Manitoba’s Liberal Party would offer rebates on low-emission vehicles to encourage more drivers to buy green.

The rebate would include hybrid and electric vehicles, while also extending to Smart cars.

“Climate change is one of the most important issues of our time and we must do all we can to be a part of the solution,” said leader Rana Bokhari.

“By offering rebates on low emission vehicle we will empower Manitobans to make better choices regarding the type of vehicle they drive. We also must curb the unnecessary expulsion of greenhouse gases.”

The Liberals would earmark $2 million annually for the program. Rebates would be based on the fuel efficiency of the vehicle on a sliding scale with a minimum of $2,000. The maximum rebate available would be $5,000 and be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

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