H.R.1687 - Open Fuel Standard Act of 2011

To amend chapter 329 of title 49, United States Code, to ensure that new vehicles enable fuel competition so as to reduce the strategic importance of oil to the United States. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Open Fuel Standard Act of 2011 as introduced.
  • Official: To amend chapter 329 of title 49, United States Code, to ensure that new vehicles enable fuel competition so as to reduce the strategic importance of oil to the United States. as introduced.

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John Shimkus

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Official Summary

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 y

Official Summary

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).

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