ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLE INCENTIVES (NEW).

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Senate Bill 194 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 2, 2011
TO AUTHORIZE PLUG-IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES TO OPERATE IN HIGH OCCUPANCY VEHICLE LANES AND TO EXEMPT PLUG-IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES FROM THE EMISSIONS INSPECTION REQUIREMENT.
Intro. by Apodaca, Meredith.

Status: Ch. SL 2011-206 (Senate Action) (Jun 23 2011)
S 194/S.L. 2011-206

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 30 2011 - More information

    AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS VEHICLES AND FUEL CELL ELECTRIC VEHICLES TO OPERATE IN HIGH OCCUPANCY VEHICLE LANES AND TO EXEMPT FUEL CELL ELECTRIC VEHICLES FROM THE EMISSIONS INSPECTION REQUIREMENT. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 3/2/11, 3/15/11, and 6/8/11. Enacted June 23, 2011. Effective June 23, 2011.


  • Summary date: Jun 8 2011 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition.
    Amends GS 20-4.01 to add definitions for dedicated natural gas vehicle and fuel cell electric vehicle. Deletes definition for plug-in electric vehicle. Defines dedicated natural gas vehicle as a four-wheeled vehicle that meets the following requirements: (1) is made by a manufacturer primarily for use on public streets, roads, and highways and meets specified federal standards; (2) has not been modified from original manufacturer specifications with regard to power train or any other manner of power; (3) is powered solely by natural gas; (4) is rated not more than 8,500 pounds unloaded gross vehicle weight; and (5) has a maximum speed capability of at least 65 miles per hour. Defines fuel cell electric vehicle with the same terms as plug-in electric vehicle in the previous edition except the vehicle must use hydrogen and a fuel cell to produce electricity on board to power the electric motor (was, must draw electricity from a battery). Makes conforming changes to GS 20-146.2(a). Amends GS 20-183.2(b) to exempt fuel cell electric vehicles (was, plug-in electric vehicles) from the emissions inspection requirement. Makes conforming changes to the bill title.


  • Summary date: Mar 15 2011 - More information

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
    Clarifies in proposed GS 20-4.01(28a)b. one of the requirements designating a plug-in electric vehicle to require that the four-wheeled motor vehicle must not be modified from original manufacturer specifications with regard to power train or any manner of powering the vehicle.


  • Summary date: Mar 2 2011 - More information

    Amends GS 20-146.2 to exempt plug-in electric vehicles from HOV lane restrictions. Makes technical corrections. Amends GS 20-183.2(b) to exempt plug-in electric vehicles from emissions inspections. Enacts GS 20-4.01(28a) to define a plug-in electric vehicle as a four wheeled vehicle that (1) is made primarily for use on public streets, roads, and highways; (2) has not been modified from its original manufacturer specifications; (3) is rated at no more than 8,500 pounds unloaded gross vehicle weight; (4) has a maximum speed of at least 65 mph; and (5) draws electricity from a battery with a capacity of no less than four kilowatt hours that can be recharged from an external electricity source, and that is acquired by the taxpayer on or after October 1, 2010.


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