Open Fuel Standard Act of 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Each manufacturer's fleet of covered vehicles for a particular model year shall be comprised of:

(1) not less than 50 percent qualified vehicles beginning in model year 2014;

(2) not less than 80 percent qualified vehicles beginning in model year 2016; and

(3) not less than 95 percent qualified vehicles beginning in model year 2017 and each subsequent year.


"Qualified vehicle" means a covered vehicle that:

(A) has been warranted by its manufacturer to operate solely on natural gas, hydrogen, or biodiesel;

(B) is a flexible fuel vehicle;

(C) is a plug-in electric drive vehicle;

(D) is propelled solely by fuel cell that produces power without the use of petroleum or a petroleum-based fuel; or

(E) is propelled solely by something other than an internal combustion engine, and produces power without the use of petroleum or a petroleum-based fuel;


The term `flexible fuel vehicle' means a vehicle that has been warranted by its manufacturer to operate on gasoline, E85, and M85.

The term `E85' means a fuel mixture containing 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline by volume;

The term `M85' means a fuel mixture containing 85 percent methanol and 15 percent gasoline by volume;

The term `biodiesel' means diesel fuel which has been produced from a non-petroleum feedstock and which meets the standards of ASTM D6751-03.

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