S. 1617 (110th): Fuel Reduction using Electrons to End Dependence On the Mid-East (FREEDOM) Act of 2007

Jun 14, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Orrin Hatch
Senator from Utah
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Jun 14, 2007
26 pages

This bill was introduced on June 14, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jun 14, 2007
Referred to Committee Jun 14, 2007
Full Title

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for plug-in electric drive motor vehicles.


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Fuel Reduction using Electrons to End Dependence On the Mid-East (FREEDOM) Act of 2007 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow tax credits for:
(1) the purchase of a new qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicle;
(2) the conversion of a motor vehicle to a plug-in electric drive vehicle; and
(3) rebates paid by electric utilities to purchasers of or converters to plug-in electric drive vehicles.
Defines "new qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicle" as a motor vehicle which:
(1) is powered by traction batteries with an aggregate capacity of not less than 2.5 kilowatt hours;
(2) uses an offboard source of electricity to recharge batteries; and
(3) has a certificate of conformity under the Clean Air Act.
Allows a taxpayer election to expense 100% of the cost of facilities for manufacturing plug-in electric drive motor vehicles (and vehicle components) placed in service before January 1, 2013. Reduces such percentage to 50% for facilities placed in service after 2012, and before January 1, 2015.

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