As I mentioned car taxes in Israel will be going up.
Purchase tax on cars (and separate from VAT) are expected to be raised from 77% to 92%.
Fuel taxes have been rising too.
On the other hand (a term that implies direct comparison between the two juxtaposed expressions, i.e. see Obama's Cairo speech), taxes on Hybrids will be reduced from 77% to around 30%.
But no luck yet the government will actually offer incentives to buy them as opposed to just reducing an extra tax.
Now I can only hope that they start importing Hybrid minivans, so we can accommodate any future Natural Growth in the JoeSettler homestead.
Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael טובה הארץ מאד מאד