Learn about the experiences of counties and cities that have
successfully greened their fleets.
A PDF of all of the stories and snapshots is available at right
under “Documents & Resources.”
These case stories and snapshots were prepared with
generous support from AAA Northern California, Nevada &
Since joining the Cool Counties program in 2002, Alameda County
has integrated alternative- fuel and fuel-efficient vehicles into
The county’s fleet includes 112 flex-fuel vehicles, 140 hybrids,
and 46 CNG fueled vehicles.
The Solano County Low-Emission Vehicle and Fleet Policy requires
the county to buy low-emission vehicles whenever practical.
The City of Culver City began converting its fleet from primarily
diesel and gasoline to compressed natural gas (CNG) in 1998.
The City of Lakewood concentrates its green fleet purchases on
vehicles that use compressed natural gas (CNG).
The City of Sunnyvale installed solar photovoltaic panels on one
of its fire-rescue units to power the vehicle’s electric system
while the vehicle is parked at an emergency scene.
The City of Vacaville’s “green fleet” includes approximately 20
leased electric-powered vehicles and two compressed natural gas
See “snapshots” of several communities’ experiences with
fuel-efficient and alternative-fuel vehicles.