Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 85.74
Liaison Moira Hafer
Submission Date June 28, 2017
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Stanford University
OP-15: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.42 / 1.00 Moira Hafer
Sustainability Specialist
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of vehicles (e.g. cars, carts, trucks, tractors, buses, electric assist cycles) in the institution’s fleet:
1,178

Number of vehicles in the institution's fleet that are:
Number of Vehicles
Gasoline-electric, non-plug-in hybrid 13
Diesel-electric, non-plug-in hybrid 5
Plug-in hybrid 0
100 percent electric 478
Fueled with compressed natural gas (CNG) 0
Hydrogen fueled 0
Fueled with B20 or higher biofuel for more than 4 months of the year 0
Fueled with locally produced, low-level (e.g. B5) biofuel for more than 4 months of the year 0

Do the figures reported above include leased vehicles?:
No

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

Stanford's Marguerite bus fleet currently consists of 13 all-electric buses, 3 electric-powered cutaways, 5 diesel-electric buses, and a total of 60 diesel vans, sprinter shuttles, and buses. The electric and hybrid buses are used heavily, with several of the diesel buses, shuttles and vans gradually being phased out.

The remaining campus fleet vehicles are managed centrally by the Land, Buildings & Real Estate Department (LBRE) and are steadily moving towards plug-in electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles where the vehicle duties allow. The campus Fleet Manager is in the midst of compiling a strategic plan to move the campus fleet towards fully electric or non-motorized modes of transportation over the next several years.

As part of that plan, LBRE has led a transition to bicycles and electric bicycles rather than adding new motorized vehicles in the fleet, and other departments have followed suit. LBRE now has 8 bikes in the motor pool: 6 priority pedal bikes, and 3 electric bikes. There are also 10 pedal bikes in the Science & Engineering Quad district and another 11 pedal bikes in the Cubberly Education Building district. Bikes will also be added in lieu of fleet vehicles at the other distributed LBRE districts across campus.

There are also electric bikes in the LBRE shops: 1 in architecture trades, 1 in the plumbing shop, 1 in material management (used for parts deliveries) and 1 in events services. All electric bikes (except for the e-bike in events services) have GPS. To date, the e-bikes have been ridden 1,052 miles altogether, which has helped the campus avoid about 241 kg of carbon dioxide equivalent.


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