Hybrid Truck Qualifies For Tax Incentive

Purchasers of certain Kenworth medium duty hybrid vehicles in the United States are eligible for a tax credit of up to $12,000, under a qualified hybrid motor vehicle credit available from the federal government.

The U.S. Department of Treasury’s heavy manufacturing and transportation group recently certified the tax incentive eligibility of both the Kenworth T370 Class 7 and Kenworth T270 Class 6 hybrid models in two applications.

A $12,000 credit, the maximum for Class 7 hybrids, is available for the T370 hybrid in both utility boom and pickup and delivery vehicles when equipped with a PACCAR PX-6 engine and an Eaton hybrid system. A $6,000 credit is the maximum for Class 6 hybrids, and it’s available for both the Kenworth T270 hybrid utility boom and pickup and delivery vehicles. It’s only available, though, when equipped with a PACCAR PX-6 engine and an Eaton hybrid system.

“These federal tax credits serve as important incentives for customers seriously considering the purchase of Kenworth medium duty hybrid trucks this year,” said Gary Moore, Kenworth assistant general manager for marketing and sales.

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