Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.32
Liaison Michelle Perez
Submission Date May 3, 2013
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University of California, San Diego
OP-14: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.07 / 2.00 Jim Ruby
Fleet Manager
Fleet Services
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Gasoline-electric, non-plug-in hybrid vehicles in the institution’s fleet :
80

Diesel-electric, non-plug-in hybrid vehicles in the institution’s fleet :
0

Plug-in hybrid vehicles in the institution’s fleet :
1

100 percent electric vehicles in the institution’s fleet :
319

Vehicles in the institution's fleet that are fueled with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG):
47

Hydrogen fueled vehicles in the institution’s fleet :
0

Vehicles in the institution’s fleet that are fueled with B20 or higher biofuel for more than 6 months of the year :
48

Vehicles in the institution’s fleet that are fueled with E85 or higher ethanol for more than 6 months of the year :
0

Total number of vehicles in the institution’s fleet, including all of the above :
925

UC San Diego is committed to reducing GHG emissions by increasing the use of alternative transportation and fuels, while continuing to improve access to its growing, urban community. In 2009, the 42 free regional Ultra-Low Sulfur Biodiesel and CNG shuttle buses provided over 4.8 million passenger trips on routes totaling to over 1 million miles. In 2009, Transportation Services’ alternative transportation programs collectively saved an estimated 18,680 metric tons of CO2 emissions.

Transportation and Fleet programs have won awards including: SANDAG Diamond, 3 SANDEE Awards, Model Pollution Prevention and more. A GPS and ETA App for cell phones and PCs track shuttles. A student-faculty- admin project created the Greenline shuttle that tests biofuels. (http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/shuttles)

Fleet Services is working on acquiring additional Plug in Electric hybrid Prius vehicles.

When discussing electric vehicles in the institution’s fleet, this includes 3 T3 Motion vehicles and 3 Segways. 165 of these vehicles are NEV's/LSV's. Fleet Services currently has five full speed electric vehicles, and are looking at options for obtaining more. The campus also has 6 EV charging stations for fleet use. 10 stations for public use and 2 for UC San Diego staff and has signed an agreement to install 28 more charging stations for public and workplace charging.

Although UC San Diego does not have hydrogen fueled vehicles, the campus does have CNG powered buses (15), trucks (3), along with a CNG street sweeper and 4 delivery trucks. These are alternatively fueled vehicles that should be included. UC San Diego has its own Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station that not only supports campus owned vehicle, but is open to the entire campus community. In an effort to promote a cleaner more sustainable fuel, UC San Diego’s CNG station is open to all faculty, staff, students and alumni, as well as, local public agencies, non-profits and companies doing business with the campus.

Question OP-14: Campus Fleet, All diesel fuel dispensed on campus is minimum B20. The campus fleet consumes approximately 172,000 gallons of B20 or higher biodiesel per year. The campus has some equipment (i.e. wood chipper) that also utilizes campus fuel, but is not included in the above total. Additionally, 31 of the vehicles accounted for in the total are buses.

In regards to the vehicles in the institution’s fleet that are fueled with E85 or higher ethanol for more than 6 months of the year, the campus has 6 of these vehicles, but they do not meet the requirements to be listed.

The total number of vehicles in the institution’s fleet does not include 52 VPSI vanpool vehicles.

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