Summary: H.R.2493 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/25/2013)

Open Fuel Standard Act of 2013 - Requires each fleet of a manufacturer of passenger automobiles (including light-duty motor vehicles) to comprise at least: (1) 30% qualified vehicles in model year 2016, and (2) 50% qualified vehicles in model year 2017 and each subsequent year.

Defines "qualified vehicle" as: (1) a vehicle that operates 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).