Virginia Alternative Fuel Program
During the 2011 General Assembly, a bill was introduced and passed directing the establishment of a plan providing for the replacement of state-owned or operated vehicles with vehicles that operate using alternative fuel, in order to support expansion of alternative fuel vehicle markets and to reduce Virginia’s dependence on foreign oil.
To accomplish this, the Commonwealth worked through a Public-Private (PPEA) partnership, to investigate the feasibility of such a plan. As a result of the PPEA, contracts have been awarded to Clean Energy Fuels for a natural gas (CNG) and Alliance AutoGas, a network managed by its parent company Blossman Gas, Inc., for propane autogas (LPG) solutions. Both contracts include provisions for fueling infrastructure, statewide fuel pricing and vehicle conversions.
Virginia now uses these partnerships, along with Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Funds to provide incenctives for State and local government fleet vehicle conversions, through the Virginia Alternative Fuels Fleet Vehicle Incentive.