ELECTRIC VEHICLE INCENTIVES.

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House Bill 222 (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 Lewis, Gibson, Samuelson.

Status: Ch. SL 2011-95 (House Action) (May 26 2011)

Bill History:

H 222/S.L. 2011-95

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 1 2011 - More information

    AN ACT 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. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 3/2/11, 4/13/11, 4/14/11, and 5/10/11. Enacted May 26, 2011. Effective May 26, 2011.


  • Summary date: May 10 2011 - More information

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 3rd edition.
    Clarifies one of the requirements of a plug-in electric vehicle, in proposed GS 20-4.01(28a)b., 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: Apr 14 2011 - More information

    House amendment makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Amends the definition of a plug-in electric vehicle to remove the requirement that the vehicle draw electricity from a battery acquired on or after October 1, 2010.


  • Summary date: Apr 13 2011 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
    Makes a clarifying change to the definition of plug-in electric vehicle in GS 20-4.01(28a). Amends GS 20-146.2(a) to require that plug-in electric vehicles be able to travel at the posted speed limit while operating in the HOV lane, in order to be exempted from HOV lane restrictions.


  • Summary date: Mar 2 2011 - More information

    Identical to S 194, filed 3/2/11.

    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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