Subdivision 1. Applicability. The definitions in this section apply to this chapter.
Subd. 1a. Alternative fuel. "Alternative fuel" means natural gas; liquefied petroleum gas; hydrogen; coal-derived liquefied fuels; electricity; methanol, denatured ethanol, and other alcohols; mixtures containing 85 percent or more, or other percentage as may be set by regulation by the Secretary of the United States Department of Energy, by volume of methanol, denatured ethanol, and other alcohols with gasoline or other fuels; fuels other than alcohol that are derived from biological materials; and other fuel that the Secretary of the United States Department of Energy determines by regulation to be an alternative fuel within the meaning of section 301(2) of the National Energy Policy Act of 1992 and intended for use in motor vehicles.
Subd. 1b. Alternative fuel vehicle. "Alternative fuel vehicle" means a dedicated, flexible, or dual-fuel vehicle operated primarily on an alternative fuel.
Subd. 2. Commissioner. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of commerce.
Subd. 2a. Dedicated fuel vehicle. "Dedicated fuel vehicle" means a vehicle that operates solely on alternative fuels.
Subd. 3. Department. "Department" means the Department of Commerce.
Subd. 4. Dual-fuel vehicle. "Dual-fuel vehicle" means a vehicle that is capable of operating on an alternative fuel and is capable of operating on gasoline or diesel fuel.