Energy tax credits for diesel vehicles!

I was visiting “fueleconomy.gov”:http://fueleconomy.gov/ to check the fuel mileage rating of the vehicles the heads of the “big three” auto makers drove (or mainly were driven in) to Washington this week, and spotted this…

“Energy tax credits for diesel vehicles”:http://fueleconomy.gov/feg/taxLeanBurn.shtml

Wow! I have to admit to being somewhat resentful of the tax credits given to hybrids when diesel passenger cars have been getting great mileage for years. I realize that emissions are part of the issue and I wonder if the cleaner diesel fuel now available has something to do with this. Anyway, the credits are only for 2008 and later vehicles and they aren’t much, but the recognition pleases me.