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07-S1055 on Mar 29, 2007

Legislation by 2008 Presidential Candidates: funding nanomaterial research project for car batteries
Source: American Automobile Industry Promotion Act (S.1055/H.R.1915)
A bill to promote the future of the American automobile industry, and for other purposes.
    ADVANCED ENERGY INITIATIVE FOR VEHICLES:
  • To enable and promote, in partnership with industry, comprehensive development, demonstration, and commercialization of a wide range of electric drive components, systems, and vehicles using diverse electric drive transportation technologies;
  • to make critical public investments to help private industry, institutions of higher education, National Laboratories, and research institutions to expand innovation, industrial growth, and jobs in the United States;
  • to accelerate the widespread commercialization of all types of electric drive vehicle technology into all sizes and applications of vehicles, including commercialization of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid fuel cell vehicles; and
  • to improve the energy efficiency of and reduce the petroleum use in transportation.
    The Secretary shall conduct a program of research, development, demonstration, and commercial application for electric drive transportation technology, including:
  1. high-capacity, high-efficiency batteries;
  2. control system development and power train development and integration for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid fuel cell vehicles, and engine dominant hybrid electric vehicles;
  3. nanomaterial technology applied to both battery and fuel cell systems;
  4. large-scale demonstrations, testing, and evaluation of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in different applications with different batteries and control systems, including military applications; mass market passenger and light-duty truck applications; private fleet applications; and medium- and heavy-duty applications.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Question 18: Prioritize green energy Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Technology
  • Headline: Fund nanomaterial research project for car batteries (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Fund nanomaterial research project for car batteries (Score: 1)

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Democrats participating in 07-S1055

Tom Carper s2oDE Democratic Sr Senator 



Republicans participating in 07-S1055

Vernon Ehlers s2oMichigan Republican (until 2010) 
Joe Knollenberg s2oMichigan Republican (Unseated 2008) 



Independents participating in 07-S1055

Joe Biden s1iDE Vice President 
Michael Castle s1iDE 2010 Senate Challenger (lost primary); previously Gov.& Rep. 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 1
Republicans: 2
Independents: 2


















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