[Adopted 7-15-2008 by Ord. No. 556]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- HIGH-MILEAGE MOTOR VEHICLE
- A passenger motor vehicle sold on and after January 1, 2008, and prior to July 1, 2010, that has a United States Environmental Protection Agency estimated city or highway gasoline mileage rating of at least 40 miles per gallon.
- HYBRID PASSENGER CAR
- A passenger motor vehicle sold on and after October 1, 2004, and prior to October 1, 2008, that has a United States Environmental Protection Agency estimated highway gasoline mileage rating of at least 40 miles per gallon, and that draws acceleration energy from two onboard sources of stored energy, which are both an internal combustion or heat engine using combustible fuel and a rechargeable energy storage system that is certified to meet or exceed the tier 11 bin 5 low-emission vehicle classification.
Pursuant to the authority of § 19 of Public Act 07-242 of the State of Connecticut, hybrid passenger cars and high-mileage motor vehicles shall be exempt from property taxes in the amount represented by a reduction of $5,000 in the assessment of said vehicles.
This article shall be effective commencing with the Grand List year of October 1, 2008, and shall terminate on July 1, 2010, unless extended further by action of the Town Council.