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Main Title Effects of the Alternative Motor Fuels Act CAFE Incentives Policy: Report to Congress.
CORP Author Department of Transportation, Washington, DC.; Department of Energy, Washington, DC.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 2002
Stock Number PB2010-106937
Additional Subjects Air pollution abatement ; Incentives policies ; Fuels ; Energy conservation ; Motor vehicles ; Energy security ; Environmental issues ; Alternative fuels ; Ethanol fuels ; Alcohol ; Natural gas ; Congressional reports ; Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) incentives ; Alternative Motor Fuels Act of 1988 ; Dual-fuel vehicles ; Public Law 100-94
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NTIS  PB2010-106937 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The Alternative Motor Fuels Act of 1988, Pub. L. 100-94, October 14, 1988, (AMFA) provides Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) incentives for the manufacture of vehicles that use alcohol or natural gas fuels, either exclusively or as an alternative fuel in conjunction with gasoline or diesel fuel. AMFA directs the Secretary of Transportation, in consultation with the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator and the Secretary of Energy, to conduct a study and submit a report to Congress evaluating the success of the policy decision to offer CAFE credit incentives for the production and sale of dual-fuel vehicles. As required by the statutory language, this study evaluates: (1) the availability to the public of alternative fuel vehicles and alternative fuels; (2) energy conservation and security; (3) environmental considerations; and (4) other relevant factors. It is also required that the Department of Transportation either extend the incentive program for dual-fuel vehicles up to four years beyond model year 2004, with a maximum allowable increase in average fuel economy per manufacturer of 0.9 miles per gallon (the maximum through MY 2004 is 1.2 miles per gallon); or issue a Federal Register notice that explains why the incentive program was not extended. This study indicates that the AMFA CAFE credit incentive program for producing dual-fuel vehicles has had mixed results.