Attention all of you green machine buyers past and future. There's a good article on the Consumer reports Auto Blog about the faze out of tax credits for hybrid vehicles.
The 2006 tax credit size depended on a vehicle’s estimated fuel economy. While a Toyota Prius was eligible for a credit of $3,150, a four-wheel-drive Ford Escape Hybrid qualified for only $1,950, and a two-wheel-drive Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid got only a token $250. more...
I can only speak to the popularity of Toyota's hybrid vehicles, the 2007 Camry, Highlander and of course the Prius. They have been HOT. I don't think the disappearance of the tax incentives will greatly affect sales of these things. We'll see in the next six months or so.