H.R.1687 - Open Fuel Standard Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-19] (Introduced 05/03/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||05/06/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.|
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Summary: H.R.1687 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/03/2011)
Open Fuel Standard Act of 2011 - Requires each fleet of a manufacturer of passenger automobiles (including light-duty motor vehicles) to comprise at least: (1) 50% qualified vehicles in model year 2014, (2) 80% qualified vehicles in model year 2016, and (3) 95% qualified vehicles in model year 2017 and each subsequent year.
Defines "qualified vehicle" as: (1) a vehicle that operates solely on natural gas, hydrogen, or biodiesel; (2) a flexible fuel vehicle capable of operating on gasoline, E85, and M85; (3) a plug-in electric drive vehicle; or (4) a vehicle propelled solely by fuel cell or by something other than an internal combustion engine.
Authorizes a manufacturer to request an exemption from such requirement from the Secretary of Transportation (DOT).