Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Acquisition Requirements

All school and government fleets may convert their vehicles to operate on alternative fuels, and all school districts should consider purchasing only vehicles able to operate on alternative fuels. Alternative fuels include natural gas and liquid fuels produced from natural gas, propane, ethanol, methanol, electricity, biodiesel, coal-derived liquid fuels, hydrogen, and fuels derived from biological materials. School and government vehicles capable of operating on an alternative fuel must use the fuel whenever a fueling station is located within a five-mile radius of the respective school district or government department and the price of the alternative fuel is cost competitive with the displaced conventional fuel. If school and government vehicles must be fueled outside the five-mile radius and no fueling station is reasonably available, the school and government vehicles are exempt from this requirement. (Reference Oklahoma Statutes 74-130.3)