Purchasers of certain Kenworth medium-duty diesel-electric hybrid trucks in the United States are eligible for a tax credit of up to $12,000, under a qualified hybrid motor vehicle credit available from the federal government.
The U.S. Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service recently certified the tax-credit eligibility of Kenworth T370 Class 7 and Kenworth T270 Class 6 hybrid trucks in pickup and delivery and utility boom applications, when equipped with a PACCAR PX-6 engine and an Eaton diesel-electric hybrid power system. The T370 qualifies for a $12,000 credit, the maximum for Class 7 hybrids. The T270 qualifies for a $6,000 credit, the maximum for Class 6 hybrids. The credit applies to Kenworth hybrid trucks built this year.