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Introduced in Senate (11/16/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 2153


To amend title 23, United States Code, to establish electric vehicle weight limitations, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 16, 2017

Mr. Heller introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works


A BILL

To amend title 23, United States Code, to establish electric vehicle weight limitations, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Truck Technology Parity Act”.

SEC. 2. Electric vehicle weight limitation.

Section 127 of title 23, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(u) Electric vehicles.—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—Except as provided in paragraph (2), a vehicle propelled exclusively by means of electric battery power may exceed any vehicle weight limit under this section by an amount that is equal to the difference between—

“(A) the weight of the electric batteries and wiring system of the vehicle; and

“(B) the weight of a comparable diesel tank and fueling system.

“(2) MAXIMUM WEIGHT.—A vehicle propelled exclusively by means of electric battery power may exceed any vehicle weight limit under this section up to a maximum gross vehicle weight of 82,000 pounds.”.