The Department of Energy specifies that the university must acquire alternative fuel vehicles (AFV) for automobiles with GVWR of 8,500 or less. To-date, Hybrids and Low Speed vehicles do not qualify as alternative fuel vehicles under this regulation. Our department can assist you with determining if a vehicle you are interested in purchasing qualifies for the AFV purchase guidelines. Contact Andre' Davis at 205-934-3513 for further information, or email at  Since the university has to meet this requirement, all vehicle purchases must be approved by the Associate Vice-President for Business and Auxiliary Services, Chris Clifford (Campus Mail Address: AB 330). For the purchasing form, click here.  

Golf carts and other utility vehicles also fall under the alternative fuel vehicle purchase requirements.  For complete information from OH&S on driver training click "Utility/Golf Cart Training" in the menu the left.  To view the Golf Cart Policy, click here.

Approved List of Alternative and Flex-Fuel Vehicles for University Purchasing