Alternative-fuel vehicle
(AFV)
  A vehicle designed to operate on an alternative fuel (e.g., compressed natural gas, methane blend, electricity). The vehicle could be either a dedicated vehicle designed to operate exclusively on alternative fuel or a nondedicated vehicle designed to operate on alternative fuel and/or a traditional fuel.
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary

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