Integrating Zero Emission Vehicles into the Caltrans Fleet

On March 23, 2012, Governor Brown issued Executive Order (EO) B-16-12 ordering "that California’s state vehicle fleet increase the number of its zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) through the normal course of fleet replacement so that at least 10 percent of fleet purchases of light-duty vehicles be zero-emission by 2015 and at least 25 percent of fleet purchases of light-duty vehicles be zero-emission by 2020. This directive shall not apply to vehicles that have special performance requirements necessary for the protection of the public safety and welfare." The Governor has issued its 2013 ZEV Action Plan GO ZEV Action Plan. The main goal of this investigation is to determine how to maximize Caltrans’ use of ZEV’s which includes both the procurement criteria of ZEV’s and determining placement of new fueling stations to obtain the maximum benefit. The researchers propose to maximize the usage of ZEV’s that will be coming into the Caltrans fleet, both for environmental reasons as well as to take advantage of fuel credits that accompany Zero Emission Vehicles.

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  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $330408
  • Contract Numbers:

    Caltrans 65A0686 Task Order 020

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    California Department of Transportation

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95843
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    University of California, Riverside

    Center for Environmental Research and Technology
    900 University Avenue
    Riverside, CA  United States  92521-0425
  • Project Managers:

    Iacobucci, Lauren

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    University of California, Riverside

    Center for Environmental Research and Technology
    900 University Avenue
    Riverside, CA  United States  92521-0425
  • Principal Investigators:

    Todd, Michael

    Scora, George

  • Start Date: 20190101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20201231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01690318
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: Caltrans 65A0686 Task Order 020
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 28 2018 3:32PM