Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 77.56
Liaison John Pumilio
Submission Date Oct. 11, 2022

STARS v2.2

Colgate University
OP-15: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.07 / 1.00 John Pumilio
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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Total number of vehicles in the institution’s fleet:

Number of vehicles in the institution's fleet that are:
Number of Vehicles
Gasoline-only 60
Diesel-only 20
Gasoline-electric hybrid 4
Diesel-electric hybrid 0
Plug-in hybrid 0
100 percent electric 2
Fueled with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) 0
Hydrogen fueled 0
Fueled with B20 or higher biofuel 0
Fueled with locally produced, low-level biofuel 0

Do the figures reported above include leased vehicles?:

A brief description of the institution’s efforts to support alternative fuel and power technology in its motorized fleet:

In 2015, Colgate sold or traded in its full fleet of vehicles and replaced them with newer, more fuel-efficient models (including a few hybrid vehicles). These vehicles are rotated out of our fleet on a 3-year basis and replaced with more fuel-efficient vehicles whenever possible. This has resulted in an overall reduction in gasoline consumed by our vehicle fleet. For example, in 2015 Colgate's vehicle fleet consumed 45,162 gallons of gasoline. A year later, after the university traded in its vehicles for newer, more fuel-efficient ones, our consumption dropped to 39,112 gallons. That number continues to drop. In 2021, the total gasoline consumption from Colgate's vehicle fleet was 33,241 gallons.

In the spring of 2014, Colgate installed a level 2 dual-arm electric vehicle charging station from ChargePoint. In 2021, a second dual-arm station was installed and in 2022 a third dual-arm charging station was installed.

Plans are currently underway to replace Colgate's fleet of around 80 golf carts with all-electric.

Website URL where information about the institution’s motorized fleet is available:
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