Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs)
Federal agencies are mandated by the Energy Policy Act (EPAct), Executive Order 13423, and the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) to purchase alternative fuel vehicles, increase consumption of alternative fuels, and reduce petroleum consumption. Federal fleets are required to obtain 75 percent of their light-duty annual acquisitions as AFVs in Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). Vehicles acquired outside of the MSAs also count toward an agency’s percentage, but are not required. Section 301 of EPACT defines alternative fuels as:
- Denatured alcohol;
- Mixtures containing up to 85 percent methanol or denatured ethanol;
- Natural gas; and
- Propane (liquefied petroleum gas).
In addition, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008 expanded the definition of an alternative fuel vehicle to include:
- Any vehicle achieving a significant reduction in petroleum consumption;
- Advanced lean burn technology vehicles;
- Fuel cell vehicles; and
- Hybrid electric vehicles.
GSA Fleet strives to assist federal customers in acquiring vehicles that help to meet federal sustainability requirements and reduce costs. Fleet has achieved measurable success in this endeavor. In FY 2013, the GSA leased Fleet had an overall MPG improvement of 19.42 percent, meaning on average, GSA Fleet put a vehicle in to the fleet that was 19.42 percent more fuel efficient than the vehicle it replaced.
Please refer to the documents below for additional information:
|EISA Section 141 Guidance||700KB||01.10.2014|
|Executive Order 13423 2007||172KB||01.10.2014|
|Executive Order 13514||1.77MB||01.10.2014|
|May 24, 2011 -- Presidential Memorandum||32KB||01.14.2014|
|National Defense Authorization Act 2008||9.17MB||01.10.2014|