Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.58
Liaison James Gordon
Submission Date March 3, 2015
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Thompson Rivers University
OP-18: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.07 / 1.00 James Gordon
Environmental Programs and Research Coordinator
TRU Office of Environment and Sustainability
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Total number of vehicles in the institution’s fleet :
41

Number of vehicles in the institution's fleet that are::
Number of Vehicles
Gasoline-electric, non-plug-in hybrid 0
Diesel-electric, non-plug-in hybrid 0
Plug-in hybrid 0
100 percent electric 3
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

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

As part of the Plug-in BC program, the Fraser Basin Council and FleetCarma partnered with the TRU Office of Environment and Sustainability (as well as other interested organizations in British Columbia) to determine electric vehicle suitability for their fleets. During the 2013-2014 school year, TRU was involved in this Electric Vehicle Suitability Assessment with fourteen of its fleet vehicles.
After a three week period that assessed driving patterns, it was determined that many of the fourteen vehicles were suitable to be replaced--once they came to the end of their life-cycle--with an electric vehicle. It was determined that the extra up-front retail cost of doing so would be more than offset by the long-term savings during the anticipated life span of an electric vehicle.


The website URL where information about the institution's support for alternative fuel and power technology is available:

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