Summary: S.2025 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (11/16/2005)

Vehicle and Fuel Choices for American Security Act - Instructs the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to publish in the Federal Register an oil savings target and action plan for specified calendar years.

Amends federal transportation law to direct the Secretary of Transportation to develop a national tire fuel efficiency program for passenger cars and light trucks.

Directs the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to develop a national testing and assessment program to determine the fuel economy of heavy duty vehicles.

Instructs the Secretary of Transportation to: (1) prescribe average heavy duty vehicle fuel economy standards; and (2) conduct a research and development program for electric drive transportation technology.

Directs the Secretary of Energy to establish a lightweight material research and development program.

Amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to direct the Secretary of Energy to accelerate efforts to improve hybrid technologies.

Amends the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) to allow an advanced technology motor vehicles manufacturing tax credit.

Terminates the limitation on the number of qualified hybrid and advanced lean burn technology vehicles eligible for the alternative motor vehicle credit.

Directs the Secretary of Energy to issue regulations requiring that by FY2016 each federal agency achieve at least a 30% reduction in its fleet petroleum consumption.

Amends the IRC to: (1) establish a fuel-efficient tax credit for private fleets; (2) subject heavy vehicles to the depreciation limitation for certain luxury automobiles; and (3) increase the alternative fuel vehicle refueling property credit.

Requires certain minimum percentages of light-duty motor vehicles manufactured for model years 2012 and beyond to use specified propulsion technologies and fuels.

Amends federal transportation law to establish the Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Trust Fund.

Amends the Clean Air Act to prescribe minimum annual quantities of renewable fuel from cellulosic biomass and sugar.

Amends the the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a low-interest loan and grant program for farmer-owned ethanol producers to develop infrastructure, including pump stations, for the retail delivery of any fuel containing at least 85% ethanol.

Amends federal transportation law to direct the Secretary of Transportation to develop a program to designate Transit-Oriented Development Corridors.

Directs the Secretary of Energy to conduct a national media campaign to decrease oil consumption in the United States over the next decade.