Green Fleet

Colorado's Governor Signs Bill Requiring Agencies to Buy Alt-Fuel Fleet Vehicles

May 02, 2013, by Greg Basich

Colorado’s Governor John Hickenlooper has signed a bill into law that would require State agencies to purchase alternative-fuel fleet vehicles, with an emphasis on those fueled by natural gas.

The bill, SB31070, requires agencies to purchase alternative-fuel vehicles, specifically those fueled by natural gas or “other alternative fuels,” as long as the purchase price of such a vehicle is not more than 10% over the price of a dedicated gasoline or diesel vehicle.

The State’s original bill mentioned plug-in hybrid vehicles in addition to those powered by alternative fuels, but the revised version now focuses the purchasing directive on natural gas-fueled vehicles (though it does say “other alternative fuels” as well).

Beyond the purchase price exemption, the bill exempts agencies from purchasing alternative-fuel vehicles if there is no fueling infrastructure available.

By Greg Basich

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

FleetFAQ

Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Recent Topics

I have 2 questions: 1. When obtaining quotes for vehicles, what do you require from the dealership? (ie. signature, date, is an invoice...

View Topic

Hello to all the members I am checking to see if anyone is using a company for GPS/AVL called Fleet Complete (AT&T)? I would like to...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1134 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

Howard Cook began his lengthy career with the Ford Motor Co. in 1926 and attended the Henry Ford Trade School in Dearborn, Mich.

Read more

Alternative Fuel Locator

Use the Alternative Fuel Locator to find stations near you.

Launch Alternative Fuel Locator