Virginia Clean Cities aims to educate and assist fleets in becoming less dependent on petroleum. Use the following links to learn more about greener fuels and strategies!
- Check out the Alternative Fuels Data Center for a one-stop-shop for fleets interested in making green vehicle and fuel decisions. The information on this site is arranged by fleet application and includes clean fleet strategies that can be implemented to help reduce petroleum consumption.
- The Alternative Fuels Data Center also provides a complete collection of tools, database searches, calculators, and interactive maps as well as a station locator, which is easy to use.
- The annual NREL/Clean Cities publication listing for new model year alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles is now available for download on our website. Vehicles are listed by fuel type, model, type, emission class, powertrain, EPAct compliance, and fuel economy. Clean Cities 2013 Vehicle Buyer’s Guide
- For mobile tools, go to www.eere.energy.gov/m/cc on your mobile device.
- The Department of Energy provides a fleet footprint calculation tool to estimate petroleum use and greenhouse gas footprint. The calculation tool can be found here.
- Another great resource from the Department of Energy is the Petroleum Reduction Planning Tool.
- The Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency produce the Fuel Economy Guide to help car buyers choose the most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets their needs.
- Virginia Clean Cities lists public and restricted access E85 refueling stations in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC.
- This 16-page booklet features pictures and specs of mowers powered by electricity, natural gas, and propane and includes information about using biodiesel in mowers or converting mowers to run on alternative fuels. Download a pdf file of the guide by clicking here.
- The IRS released updated guidance for claiming the alternative fuel tax credit for 2015 which can be downloaded here. The credit was extended retroactively by the PATH Act that was signed into law in December 2015. The IRS has not released guidance on the new excise tax rates or claiming the credit in 2016 just yet, but watch this website for more information.
GUIDANCE: DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS FOR WAIVER REQUESTS UNDER EPACT 2005 SECTION 701: a document that provides guidelines to help federal agencies understand the requirements of EPAct 2005 Section 701 and how to apply for waivers from DOE, and describes the process through which FEMP will evaluate requests for alternative fuel use waivers by federal agencies.
Individual consumers can make a significant impact on petroleum reduction by making efficient and alternate fuel vehicle purchases. Below are some helpful resources for the consumer.
- Clean Cities Vehicle Buyer’s Guide 2013 (PDF 2.23 MB)
- Alternative Fuels Data Center Maps and Data page.
- The Department of Energy’s Fuel Economy website illustrates how fuel economy can save money, reduce oil dependence costs, reduce climate change, and increase energy stability.
If you would like alternate fuel stickers for your vehicles and operate a fleet in Virginia, please feel free to use this Stakeholder Stickers Order Form and fax back to Virginia Clean Cities.