S.1355 - A bill to provide regulatory parity among alternative fuel vehicles, and for other purposes.113th Congress (2013-2014)
Summary: S.1355 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)
Introduced in Senate (07/24/2013)
Modifies average vehicle fuel economy standards, with respect to alternative fuel automobiles, by:
- excepting natural gas automobiles from maximum fuel economy increase requirements for model years 1993 through 2019 and from minimum driving range requirements for dual fueled automobiles;
- allowing inclusion in an alternative fuel vehicle of a reserve gasoline tank for incidental or emergency use;
- requiring reasonably comparable energy efficiency, as compared to a gasoline- or diesel fuel-vehicle (under current law, "equal or superior energy efficiency"); and
- revising the formula for measuring the fuel economy of a model of gaseous fuel dual fueled automobiles manufactured in models years 1993 through 2019, including by using the model's alternative fuel range as a base.