Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 88.59
Liaison Richard Demerjian
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Irvine
OP-15: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.49 / 1.00 Erika Hennon
Acting Sustainable Programs Supervisor
Transportation & Distribution Services
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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 267
Diesel-only 30
Gasoline-electric hybrid 15
Diesel-electric hybrid 1
Plug-in hybrid 20
100 percent electric 250
Fueled with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) 4
Hydrogen fueled 1
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 UCI Transportation program “Electrify UCI”, continues to help the university meet its future carbon neutrality goals. In the initial phase, the university has divested itself of most of its gasoline powered golf carts and all future cart purchases must be electric. All new vehicle purchase requests are submitted to the Sustainable Transportation department to ensure the new acquisition is a clean vehicle (preferably electric) for approval if it meets clean vehicle standards. The campus shuttle buses were all replaced with a fully-electric fleet of transit buses, provided by Build Your Dreams (BYD). The retired buses were scrapped instead of sold to ensure the diesel emissions are not passed on to another entity. These clean buses provide more than 2 million student rides per year.

Along with "electrifying" the fleet vehicles, UCI's Pump2Plug is one of the first university incentive programs that encourages staff and students to convert from fossil fuel vehicles to electric and plug-in vehicles by offering 3 years of free Level 1 charging and reduced-cost Level 2 charging on campus. Since its inception, more than 300 UCI staff and students have leased or purchased a qualifying vehicle.

49% of UCI fleet vehicles are powered by alternative fuels or utilize hybrid technology. This includes all 20 Electric buses and one Hydrogen bus in the UCI shuttle bus fleet, 16 hybrid-electric vehicles (including plug-in hybrids), 250 pure electric vehicles and carts, and 4 compressed natural gas (CNG) and 6 propane vehicles.

Website URL where information about the institution’s motorized fleet is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Expanding EV services through Pump2Plug is but one example of UCI’s vision for the future of transportation and electrification. UCI is also pioneering research to convert renewable energy to hydrogen for fuel cell electric vehicles or storage in the natural gas system, and leading smart-grid and micro-grid developments in the Irvine Smart Grid Demonstration as well as the UCI Micro-grid Controller development projects, both cutting-edge research partnerships with Southern California Edison and the U.S. Department of Energy.

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