Israel's Finance Ministry proposed a pair of tax reforms September 9 to encourage the sale of less polluting vehicles. The new measures would base sales tax on hybrid and internal combustion vehicles on a revised system of green ratings and would make "usage value" taxes on battery-powered company cars more comparable to taxes on traditional company cars. Both reforms will be open for a public comment period until the end of September, after which the finance minister could sign them into effect as of this coming January.