US Senator introduces Light-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle Parity Act of 2018


U.S. Sen. Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced the Light-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle Parity Act of 2018, legislation that would ensure federal agencies give the same regulatory treatment to natural gas vehicles that are provided to electric vehicles. Currently, electric vehicles receive significant regulatory incentives because they are considered “zero emission” vehicles. Natural gas vehicles, despite having significantly lower overall emissions than electric vehicles, receive none of the incentives of other low emission vehicles. Sen. Inhofe’s legislation would provide parity to natural gas vehicles.

   “Natural gas vehicles have great potential for widespread adoption because of their use of reliable, low-cost, American-made energy. This bill addresses one of the biggest hurdles to the production of more natural gas vehicles: regulation. By providing regulatory parity between natural gas and electric vehicles, natural gas vehicles can have a level playing field in the marketplace.”

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