Federal & State Fleets
On Earth Day, April 22, 2000, President Clinton signed Executive Order (E.O.) 13149 to require Federal agencies to significantly reduce their vehicular petroleum use within five years.
Under E.O. 13149 any Federal agency with a fleet of 20 or more vehicles (in the United State) must develop a strategy to lower its annual petroleum consumption by at least 20 percent by 2005, compared to the agency's FY 1999 fuel consumption. Agencies can achieve this by using alternative fuels in alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) a majority of the time, increasing the average fuel economy rating of their light-duty vehicles, and/or improving fleet efficiency. Click here for more on E.O. 13149.
In addition, the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 1992 requires Federal and State fleet acquisitions of light-duty vehicles (LDV) in fiscal year (FY) 2000 and beyond to consist of 75% AFVs. Vehicles that weigh less than 8,500 lb gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) are considered LDVs. For more on EPAct click here.