Summary: H.R.4047 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4047. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (11/17/2015)

Open Fuel Act of 2015

This bill requires each fleet of a manufacturer of passenger automobiles (including light-duty motor vehicles) to comprise at least:

  • 30% qualified vehicles in model year 2018, and
  • 50% qualified vehicles in model year 2019 and each subsequent year.

A "qualified vehicle" is:

  • a vehicle that operates on natural gas, hydrogen, or biodiesel;
  • a flexible fuel vehicle capable of operating on gasoline, E85, and M85;
  • a plug-in electric drive vehicle; or
  • a vehicle propelled solely by fuel cell or by something other than an internal combustion engine.

The bill authorizes a manufacturer to request an exemption from such requirement from the Department of Transportation.