Why hybrid cars are still so heavily taxed confuses many manufacturers, not just national citizens. 

Prior to the launch of the Honda City Hybrid,

 a senior spokesman for the brand mentioned how tax

 cuts on hybrid vehicles would accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles. 

Honda is not the first brand to say that. The tax structure is fairly one-sided, with hybrids (including GST) taxing 43% and EVs taxing 5%.This allowed the Camry Hybrid to be owned for less than Rs 300,000 in mid-2010. 

 And while its 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle petrol engine was able to generate 218

horsepower in combination with an electric motor and battery, 

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