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Resources for Greening Fleets

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General Resources

  • U.S. Department of Energy Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center
    www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/ contains a wide range of information and resources related to use of alternative fuels. It also includes information about other petroleum-use reduction options, such as advanced vehicles, fuel blends, idle reduction, and fuel economy.
  • U.S. Department of Energy Fuel Economy Website www.fueleconomy.gov/ includes tools to help find and compare vehicles, information about alternative fuels, vehicles performance, and other resources.
  • U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Website www1.eere.energy.gov/cleancities provides information and resources about alternative fuels and advanced vehicles, fuel blends, fuel economy, hybrid vehicles, and idling reduction.
  • Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program
    www.energy.ca.gov/altfuels/index.html, created in 2007 by AB 118 and administered by the California Energy Commission, offers grants, loans, loan guarantees, revolving loans, and other appropriate measures to promote use of various fuel-efficient transportation technologies. Eligible recipients include public agencies.
  • AAA Greenlight Program provides information about alternative fuel and vehicle technologies and their benefits, and related events.

Funding for Green Fleet Programs

Comparing Different Fuel-efficient and Alternative-fuel Vehicles

  • Drive Clean Buying Guide http://www.driveclean.ca.gov/ provides informaiton on the cleanest, most efficient cars on the market and what benefits and incentives are offered by clean vehicles. It allows you to search and compare vehilces by make/mode, vehicle category, technologies, fuel types, smog score, global warming score or engine family number and calculate it’s effect on you carbon footprint and the money you can save.
  • U.S. Department of Energy Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center
    www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/ contains a wide range of information and resources related to using of alternative fuels It also includes information about other petroleum-use reduction options, such as advanced vehicles, fuel blends, idle reduction, and fuel economy.
  • U.S. Department of Energy Fuel Economy Website
    www.fueleconomy.gov/ includes tools to help find and compare vehicles, along with information about alternative fuels, vehicles performance, and other resources.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Database of Environmental Information for Products and Services: Vehicle and Transportation Store – Fleets
    http://yosemite1.epa.gov/oppt/eppstand2.nsf/Pages/ListTables.html?Open&Vehicles%20and%20Transportation%20Store&Fleets&Type=A This online “store” contains environmentally preferable purchasing information related to green fleets, including contract language, specifications, and policies; environmental standards and guidelines; product brand lists (compiled by governmental and non-governmental organizations); and other useful information.

Cost and Availability of Different Types of Alternative Fuels

Alternative fuel station locators:

This resource list was prepared with generous support from AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah.

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