2005 Ford Escape Hybrid Certified For Clean-Fuel DeductionWritten by Richard A. Chapo
If you are environmentally conscious and purchase a 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid vehicle that combines a gasoline-powered engine with alternative power methods, you are in line for a nice tax deduction.
Ostensibly, government uses clean power tax deductions as a method to promote use of vehicles that are less harmful to environment. The clean-fuel tax deduction is based on incremental cost of using a vehicle model that combines traditional gasoline-powered engines with electric motors. The deduction is only available if manufacturer has submitted vehicle specifications that IRS has agreed to qualify vehicle as a "Clean-Fuel Vehicle". Once this has occurred, IRS then certifies vehicle as one that qualifies an owner for a tax deduction.
On December 13, 2004, IRS certified 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid as a "Clean-Fuel Vehicle" for first time. If you purchased Ford Escape in 2004 or 2005, you may claim a tax deduction of $2,000. You must comply with two requirements before claiming deduction. Under current law, you must:
What is the Mercedes design philosophy?Written by Mercedes-Benz Fan
To begin, every Mercedes must be easily identified as part of a cohesive family. To this end, most obvious trademark is three-pointed star. This star symbolizes aggressive and forward-thinking approach of original Mercedes designers. As a whole, star represents concept of a motorized universe, with points standing for "on air, on water, and in air." In addition, Mercedes design philosophy can be summed up in three points. Mercedes Design Philosophy: 1. A Mercedes must be a recognizable member of a united family 2. A Mercedes should reflect overall values of company while delivering top quality performance 3. The design should be a combination of tradition and innovation This progressive mindset was instrumental in developing classic car brand. Looking back to late 1970ís and early 1980ís, Mercedes embarked on a bold new design that relied on aerodynamic principles and a modern streamlined design. What resulted was S-Class and C 111-3. While these models were considered groundbreaking at time, neither series sacrificed style for class.