Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.88
Liaison Jim Walker
Submission Date April 30, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Texas at Austin
OP-18: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.22 / 1.00 Mark Kaligian
Fleet Manager
Parking & Transportation
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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-electric, non-plug-in hybrid 8
Diesel-electric, non-plug-in hybrid 0
Plug-in hybrid 7
100 percent electric 194
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:

The two primary alternative fuel policies that govern the Universities’ fuel program, both consider E85 (flex-fuel) to be an alternative fuel (Federal Policy - EPACT92, and Texas State HB432). Since flex-fuel vehicles are the easiest to procure, (the most abundant and the easiest to service), the University has made a concerted effort to buy these types of vehicles. Last year 100% of our purchases were alternative fuel vehicles according to these regulations. A few years ago we were awarded a SECO (ARRA funded) grant to upgrade our fueling infrastructure to support E85 (flex fuel) vehicles, and to allow other State agencies to use our fueling station. We converted one of our 8000 gallon unleaded gasoline tanks, to E85 and installed card readers for the State of Texas issued fueling card, the Voyager Card. In our first full year of operation we replaced 62,718 gallons of regular unleaded gasoline, with E85.
Last year, the University also replaced 20 older unleaded vehicles with 20 electric carts.

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

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