H.R. 1687 (112th): Open Fuel Standard Act of 2011

Introduced:
May 03, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
John Shimkus
Representative for Illinois's 19th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
May 03, 2011
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
S. 1603 (Related)
Open Fuels Standard Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 22, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 3, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 03, 2011
Referred to Committee May 03, 2011
 
Full Title

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.

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Cosponsors
28 cosponsors (16D, 12R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

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5/3/2011--Introduced.
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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