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Short Titles as Introduced

Vehicle Innovation Act of 2017

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To support research, development, and other activities to develop innovative vehicle technologies, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
10/12/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date
05/22/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
Action By: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
10/13/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
10/12/2017Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
10/12/2017Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
10/12/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (2)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 10/12/2017
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17]* 10/12/2017

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Science, Space, and Technology10/12/2017 Referred to
House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Energy05/22/2018 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce10/12/2017 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade10/13/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (10/12/2017)

Vehicle Innovation Act of 2017

This bill authorizes appropriations to the Department of Energy (DOE) for research, development, engineering, demonstration, and commercial application of vehicles and related technologies for FY2018-FY2022.

The bill requires DOE to:

  • conduct a program of research, development, engineering, demonstration, and commercial application activities (R&D activities) on materials, technologies, and processes with the potential to substantially reduce or eliminate petroleum use and the emissions of U.S. passenger and commercial vehicles;
  • ensure that it continues to support R&D activities and maintains competency in mid- to long-term transformational vehicle technologies with potential to achieve reductions in emissions;
  • carry out a research, development, and demonstration program on the secondary uses of electric vehicle batteries and develop guidelines for projects that demonstrate the secondary uses and innovative recycling of such batteries;
  • carry out a program of R&D activities on advanced vehicle manufacturing technologies and practices;
  • carry out a program of cooperative research, development, demonstration, and commercial application activities on advanced technologies for medium- to heavy-duty commercial, vocational, recreational, and transit vehicles;
  • conduct a competitive grant program to demonstrate the integration of multiple advanced technologies on Class 8 (heavy-duty) truck and trailer platforms;
  • develop standard testing procedures and technologies for evaluating the performance of advanced heavy vehicle technologies under a range of representative duty cycles and operating conditions and evaluate heavy vehicle performance using work performance-based metrics other than those based on miles per gallon and appropriate metrics based on the work performed by nonroad systems; and
  • undertake a pilot program of research, development, demonstration, and commercial applications of technologies to improve total machine or system efficiency for nonroad mobile equipment and seek opportunities to transfer relevant research findings and technologies between the nonroad and on-highway equipment and vehicle sectors.

DOE may construct heavy-duty truck and bus testing facilities.