A two-year effort to offer enhanced tax breaks and rebates to consumers and companies who purchase vehicles with energy-saving technology will most likely die when Congress adjourns in late November, according to the Detroit News. While the Republican takeover in the Senate could produce a friendlier tax code when lawmakers return in January 2003, the latest delay will be a disappointment for automakers, the News said. Major automakers and a coalition of environmental groups have endeavored since the early days of the Bush administration to make auto tax credits a key part of a new U.S. energy plan, according to the News.