Alternative Fuel Use and Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Acquisition Requirements

Archived: 06/01/2011

State agencies must use alternative fuels, including biodiesel blends of 20% (B20) or greater, compressed or liquefied natural gas, ethanol blends of 70% (E70) or greater, hydrogen, or propane, to operate state motor vehicles if the clean fuels are reasonably available at comparable costs to conventional fuels and are compatible with the intended use of the motor vehicle. Additionally, state agencies must purchase AFVs, which include those capable of being powered by the fuels listed above or motor vehicles powered by electricity or by a combination of electricity and liquid fuel, if such motor vehicles are reasonably available at comparable costs to other vehicles and if the vehicles are capable of carrying out the purpose for which they are purchased. (Reference Minnesota Statutes 16C.135)