42 U.S. Code § 13239 - Low interest loan program
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Within 1 year after October 24, 1992, the Secretary shall establish a program for making low interest loans, giving preference to small businesses that own or operate fleets, for—
(2) covering the incremental costs of the purchase of motor vehicles which operate on alternative fuels, when compared with purchase costs of comparable conventionally fueled motor vehicles; or
(b) Loan terms
The Secretary, to the extent practicable, shall establish reasonable terms for loans made under this subsection, with preference given to repayment schedules that enable such loans to be repaid by the borrower from the cost differential between gasoline and the alternative fuel on which the motor vehicle operates.
In deciding to whom loans shall be made under this subsection, the Secretary shall consider—
Priority shall be given under this section to fleets where the use of alternative fuels would have a significant beneficial effect on energy security and the environment.