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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 2452

PUBLIC LAW 100-494—OCT. 14, 1988 (b) DEFINITION OF AUTOMOBILE.—Section 501(1) of the Motor

Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act (15 U.S.C. 2001(1)) is amended by inserting ", or by alcohol or natural gas," after "fuel" the first time it appears. (c) CONFORMING

AMENDMENT.—Section

502(e) of the

Motor

Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act (15 U.S.C. 2002(e)) is amended by adding at the end the following: "For purposes of this subsection, the Secretary shall not consider the fuel economy of alcohol powered automobiles or natural gas powered automobiles, and the Secretary shall consider dual energy automobiles and natural gas dual energy automobiles to be operated exclusively on gasoline or diesel fuel.". 15 USC 2512 note.

Public information. Consumer protection.

SEC. 7. ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

(a) STUDY.—The Secretary of Transportation, in consultation with the Secretary of Energy, shall conduct a comprehensive study and investigation r^arding whether r^ulations in effect on the date of enactment of this Act should be amended or additional r^^lations should be promulgated to stimulate the production and introduction of electric vehicles into commerce. The Secretary of Transportation, in consultation with the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, shall include as part of the comprehensive study, information regarding the effect of electric vehicles on air quality. Such study shall also consider the feasibility and desirability of r^ulations to stimulate the production and introduction of solar powered vehicles into commerce. The Secretary of Transportation shall transmit the results of such study to the Committees on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and Governmental Affairs of the Senate, and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives, not later than one year after the date of enactment of this Act. (b) REGULATIONS.—If, as a result of the study conducted under subsection (a), the Secretary of Transportation, the Secretary of Energy, or the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency determines that regulations under their respective jurisdictions should be amended, or that additional regulations should be promulgated, such Secretary or Administrator shall, if so authorized, commence a rulemaking proceeding for such purpose. SEC. 8. AUTOMOBILE LABELING.

(a) AMENDMENTS.—(1) Section 506(a) of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act (15 U.S.C. 2006(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(4)(A) In the case of alcohol powered automobiles or natural gas powered automobiles, the fuel economy of such automobiles for purposes of paragraph (IXAXi) shall be the fuel economy for such automobiles when operated on alcohol or natural gas, as the case may be, measured under section 513(a) or (c), multiplied by 0.15. (B) In the case of dual energy automobiles or natural gas dual energy automobiles, each label required under paragraph (1) shall— "(i) indicate the fuel economy of such automobile when operated on gasoline or diesel fuel; "(ii) clearly identify such automobile as a dual energy automobile or natural gas dual energy automobile, as the case may be; "(iii) clearly identify the fuels on which such automobile may be operated; and