Alternative Vehicle Requirement for State Fleets

September 23, 2002


House Bill 2161, passed by the 1995 Kansas Legislature, was signed into law by Governor Bill Graves on May 17, 1995. Section 1 sets the percentages of state fleet light duty vehicle purchases to be alternatively fueled at: 10% of those acquired in model year 1996 15% of those acquired in model year 1997 25% of those acquired in model year 1998 50% of those acquired in model year 1999 > 75% of those acquired in model year 2000 and beyond The provisions of this section shall apply only to light-duty vehicles (GVW of less than 8,500 pounds) in the state fleet operating primarily within a metropolitan statistical area or a consolidated metropolitan statistical area of 250,000 population or more. This includes Kansas City (Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami and Wyandotte counties) and Wichita (Butler, Harvey and Sedgwick counties). Sections 2 through 5 establish an alternative fuels loan program to assist government agencies, except at the state level, in purchasing new alternative fueled vehicles, converting existing motor vehicles, or constructing fueling facilities. This program would apply to counties, cities, school districts and other governmental units, including public transit agencies. No funds have been allocated for this program.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Kansas
Incentive Type: Other Policy
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Renewable Fuel Vehicles


Name: Jim Ploger
Organization: Kansas Corporation Commission
Address: 1500 SW Arrowhead Road
Topeka KS 66604-4027
Phone: (785) 271-3349

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.