Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Acquisition Requirements

The Louisiana Division of Administration must purchase dedicated alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) capable of operating on natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas (propane), or bi-fuel vehicles capable of operating on conventional fuel or natural gas, propane, or any non-ethanol advanced biofuel. State agency vehicles may be granted a waiver if fueling stations are not available within a 25 mile radius, the agency cannot recoup the incremental cost of the vehicle within 60 months, or the available vehicles do not meet agency specifications.

Any AFV a state agency purchases or leases must have a minimum fuel economy of 18 miles per gallon (mpg) for city driving, 28 mpg for highway driving, or a combined city/highway average of 24 mpg. Law enforcement vehicles, certified emergency vehicles, and state agency vehicles with prior written authorization are exempt from this requirement.

(Reference Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:364 and 39:1646)

Jurisdiction: Louisiana

Type: Laws and Regulations

Enacted: Jun 30, 2008

Amended: Jun 14, 2012

Technologies: Biodiesel, Fuel Economy / Efficiency, Natural Gas, Propane (LPG)

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