Fuel Economy

ARTICLE III: Oklahoma ALTERNATIVE FUELS ACT

Section 1027. Recovery of Reasonable Expenses of Conversion.

A. All school vehicles and all government vehicles may be converted to operate on an alternative fuel. The state, any county or municipal government and any school district within the state may have access to the Oklahoma Alternative Fuels Conversion Fund and the reasonable expenses of the conversions and/or the installation of a fill station or charge station may be reimbursed in the manner pursuant to Section 130.4 of this title if the state, county, municipality or school district can pay back such conversion and/or fill station or charge station installation costs within seven (7) years of the date of conversion and/or fill station or charge station installation. Beginning July 1, 1995, all school districts within this state should consider only purchasing school vehicles which have the capability to operate on an alternative fuel.

B. The reasonable expenses of the conversion of the school vehicle fleets and the government vehicle fleets that are converted pursuant to subsection A of this section shall be reimbursed in the manner pursuant to Section 130.4 of this title.

C. The reasonable expenses of the installation of a fill station or charge station that is installed pursuant to subsection A of this section shall be reimbursed in the manner pursuant to Section 130.4 of this title.

D. Any vehicle converted to have the capability of being fueled or charged by alternative fuels pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Alternative Fuels Conversion Act shall not be sold or otherwise transferred to another person or entity before the total reimbursement of the cost of such conversion pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Alternative Fuels Conversion Act unless such conversion equipment is removed and installed on another government vehicle or school vehicle owned by such public entity.

E. Any fill station or charge station installed pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Alternative Fuels Conversion Act shall not be sold or otherwise transferred to another person or entity before the total reimbursement of the cost of such fill station or charge station pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Alternative Fuels Conversion Act.

F. All school vehicles and all government vehicles which are converted to operate on alternative fuel shall be required to use such alternative fuel whenever a fill station or charge station is in operation within a five-mile radius of the respective department, district, agency, office, or political subdivision that has converted vehicles to operate on alternative fuel, and the price of the alternative fuel is comparable to the price of the fuel being displaced. School vehicles and government vehicles that are capable of operating on a conventional fuel as well as an alternative fuel shall be exempt from this restriction on those occasions when the vehicle or vehicles must be refueled outside the five-mile radius of the respective department, district, agency, office or political subdivision that has said vehicle and no alternative fuel fill station or charge station is reasonably available. (74-130.3)

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