Advanced Electric or Hybrid Vehicle Law and Legal Definition

According to 15 USCS § 2502 [Title 15. Commerce and Trade; Chapter 52. Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Research, Development, and Demonstration], "advanced electric or hybrid vehicle" means “a vehicle which--

(A) minimizes the total amount of energy to be consumed with respect to its fabrication, operation, and disposal, and represents a substantial improvement over existing electric and hybrid vehicles with respect to the total amount of energy so consumed;

(B) is capable of being mass-produced and operated at a cost and in a manner which is sufficiently competitive to enable it to be produced and sold in numbers representing a reasonable portion of the market;

(C) is safe, damage-resistant, easy to repair, durable, and operates with sufficient performance with respect to acceleration, cold-weather starting, cruising speed, and other performance factors; and

(D) at a minimum, can be produced, distributed, operated, and disposed of in compliance with any applicable requirement of Federal law.”