Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.33
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2018
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University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
OP-15: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.03 / 1.00 Brian Kermath
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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Total number of vehicles (e.g. cars, carts, trucks, tractors, buses, electric assist cycles) in the institution’s fleet:
110

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 1
Fueled with compressed natural gas (CNG) 2
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:

Each year the University is given the opportunity to replace existing vehicles meeting
mileage and condition requirements. E85, electric, hybrid electric, and CNG vehicles are
requested, as financially possible. Currently, the campus maintains 2 vehicles that use CNG, 1 vehicle that is 100% electric, and 31 vehicles that use ethanol-based biofuel.

In 2012, the University purchased its first all-electric vehicle with a $20,000 grant awarded by the WI State Energy Office. A second all-electric vehicle was purchased in 2013. In 2013, the University was successful in obtaining an $8,000 grant to convert one of its maintenance vehicles from running on gasoline to CNG (compressed natural gas). In 2014, the University purchased its first hybrid (electric/gas) Chevy Impala sedan for the Fleet rental operation, and 2 CNG Ford F250 trucks for plowing and maintaining campus grounds.

In 2013, the University’s fleet of 90 vehicles was inducted into the Wisconsin Smart Fleet program, aimed at reducing the University’s carbon footprint. The program is funded through a U.S. Department of Energy grant called “Forwarding Wisconsin’s Fuel Choice.”

Working with Wisconsin Clean Cities and being a member of the Wisconsin Smart Fleet
program will provide the University’s fleet operation valuable feedback and insight in the use of alternative fuels, advanced vehicles, funding opportunities, and new technology news and events, as the University continues its effort in becoming a more sustainable higher education institution.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The fleet vehicles have recently been sold and will not be included in future reports.

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