Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.57
Liaison Katie Koscielak
Submission Date April 11, 2023

STARS v2.2

Cal Poly Humboldt
OP-15: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.12 / 1.00 Travis Fleming
Director of Facilities Maintenance
Facilities Management
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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 91
Diesel-only 14
Gasoline-electric hybrid 2
Diesel-electric hybrid 0
Plug-in hybrid 0
100 percent electric 13
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:

The campus will be prioritizing alternate fuel or hybrid vehicles with all new fleet purchases, as equipment allows. There is currently no electric bus vehicle that is cost effective; also the campus takes buses off-road for fieldtrips throughout our remote rural area and there is currently no competitive electric version that could reliably handle the terrain. In addition, because the campus is challenged by steep hills and topography, the battery life for existing smaller electric vehicles is not sufficient to carry these carts up and down our hills for an 8 hour workday. Given these unique geographical and market challenges, Cal Poly Humboldt has a minimal number of alternate fuel vehicles at the time of this report but with the state of CA ramping up mandates and associated vendors ramping up production, we hope to electrify our fleet to a more substantial level in coming years.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Gasoline in the state of CA usually has a small percentage of biofuel comprising the total mixture. The percentage of biofuel mixed in is not consistently known but worth noting. This means that while most gas fueled vehicles in Humboldt do not meet "Flexfuel" standards, they do generally contain a small percentage (10%- 15%) of biofuel mixed in.

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