Browse Publications Technical Papers 1999-01-1510
1999-05-03

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Fleet Buyer's Guide 1999-01-1510

Fleet managers need a tool to assist them in assessing their need to comply with EPAct and to provide them with the ability to obtain information that will allow them to make alternative fuel vehicle purchasing decisions. This paper will describe the Web-based tool that will inform a fleet manager, based on their geographic location, the type of fleet they own or operate, and the number and types of vehicles in their fleet, whether or not they need to meet the requirements of EPAct, and, if so, the percentage of new vehicle purchases needed to comply with the law.
The tool provides detailed specifications on available OEM alternative fuel vehicles, including the purchase cost of the vehicles, fuel and fuel system characteristics, and incentives and rebates surrounding the purchase of each vehicle. The full set of federal, state, and local incentives is made available through the tool, as well as detailed access to refueling site and dealership locations.
Access to a vehicle cost analysis (payback period) methodology, based on the fuel cost savings, is described. Finally, where to find key points of contact at the federal, state and local levels is demonstrated.

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