AFV Adoption in Fleets Toolkit

AFV Adoption in Fleets Toolkit2018-01-18T08:10:34+00:00

This toolkit provides resources and information to support the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) in state and local transportation fleets. This information addresses challenges to AFV deployment specific to stakeholders participating in the Oregon DOT / FHWA AFV Pooled Fund study and stems from a workshop held on April 18, 2016, hosted by ODOT and FHWA, titled “Accelerating Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Infrastructure Deployment with Innovative Finance Mechanisms.”

The AFV Adoption in Fleets Toolkit is comprised of five components: Photo GalleryResource Library, State DOT Fleet Overviews, Fact Sheets, and Workshop Materials. The items in the Resource Library have been selected to complement the workshop, and build upon the Workshop Materials. The State DOT Fleet Overviews describe the DOTs’ experience with AFVs in their state fleets. The Fact Sheets were created following the workshop at the request of participants. Together, these resources constitute a toolkit for state and local transportation departments and agencies that can be used to advance the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles across the country. Additional toolkits will be developed for future workshops conducted for this initiative.

Resource Library

The AFV Adoption in Fleets Resource Library is a compilation of curated resources related to the use of AFVs in state and local government fleets. Resources include reports and case studies of past projects, as well as plans, guides, and tools that can assist in future development. As the resources vary by location and topic, they can be easily filtered and sorted to find those most applicable to individual needs. Users are encouraged to contact us to suggest additional resources or others ways we can improve this Resource Library.

State DOT Fleet Overviews

Seven state DOTs were asked a series of questions regarding alternative fuel vehicle adoption in their fleets. The fact sheets below provide their responses. You can expand the fact sheets by clicking on “Fullscreen” at the top right of each one, or download them as PDFs.

Fact Sheets

Alternative Fuels 101

Alternative fuels are transportation fuels derived from sources other than petroleum. Fuels can be produced from a variety of feedstocks such as food waste, natural gas, and renewable energy. Most fuels can be used in any vehicle class (light-, medium-, and heavy-duty), but the availability of vehicles and suitability of the alternative fuel varies. This page provides a brief overview of the most common alternative fuels, fueling station locations, and market facts on fuel prices and vehicle availability.

Workshop Materials

The Texas Department of Transportation hosted the third workshop under this initiative, titled “State Fleet Adoption of Alternative Fuel Vehicles,” on April 18, 2016. Attendees included federal, state, and local transportation officials; Clean Cities coalition members; industry and non-profit representatives; automakers; alternative fuel suppliers; alternative fuel infrastructure providers; and local government association members. The workshop featured presentations to provide context for alternative fuel use in state fleets and breakout sessions to focus on the challenges and opportunities state departments of transportation face when adopting alternative fuel vehicles within their fleets. All speaker presentations are available below.

Workshop Factsheet and Summary Report

Workshop Presentations

Photo Gallery from the Workshop in Austin, Texas

AFV Action Guide for State and Regional Transportation Agencies