Reminder to Dealers about D.C. Hybrid Excise Tax Exemption

District of Columbia drivers have to travel outside the city to buy new cars, but they remain eligible for an excise tax exemption with the DC DMV if they purchase a new hybrid vehicle that achieves 40 miles per gallon during city driving.

Purchasers of new hybrids also are eligible for a 50 percent discount on their annual registration fee in the District, cutting the cost from $72 to $36. WANADA encourages all dealers to visit the EPA’s Fuel Economy website to see which vehicles achieve 40 mpg in city driving, and are therefore eligible for the credit in D.C., and to remind all of their sales and title staffers of this exemption.

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