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Congressional Act No. 117 of 2007, commonly known as the Green Vehicles Act is a law passed by the National Congress of Europa in mid-2007 to eliminate vehicles powered by non-renewable energy sources.

History

On May 2, 1997 the Congress passed Act No. 64 of 1997, the "Vehicle Emissions Reduction Act". This law required several things. It firstly required vehicle manufacturers to introduce products running on eco-friendly and renewable fuels. It also required them to eliminate gasoline-or-diesel-powered vehicles within 10 years. This law made it necessary for citizens to convert their inefficient vehicles to run on new energy sources (this was partially funded by the state) or to buy new eco vehicles. By 2004 most vehicles (about 60%) were hybrid vehicles. Another 20% were either electric, powered by hydrogen, E85 or BG100. The remainder were still gas or diesel-powered. By 2007 the government began to draft a new law to follow Act No. 64.

Congressional Act No. 117 of 2007

In July 2007 lawmakers and politicians met to introduce a law to officially ban inefficient vehicles. Thus Congressional Act No. 117 was introduced. This act made it illegal to: a) produce vehicles running on inefficient and non-renewable energy sources b) use vehicles running on inefficient and non-renewable energy sources

Act No. 117 also banned hybrid vehicles depending on either diesel or gasoline. The law did not make ownership of gasoline vehicles (such as antique cars) illegal as long as they weren't powered by gasoline.

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