Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.43
Liaison Wesley Enterline
Submission Date Nov. 13, 2018
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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
OP-15: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.04 / 1.00 Wesley Enterline
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Planning and Management
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Total number of vehicles (e.g. cars, carts, trucks, tractors, buses, electric assist cycles) in the institution’s fleet:
67

Number of vehicles in the institution's fleet that are:
Number of Vehicles
Gasoline-electric, non-plug-in hybrid 1
Diesel-electric, non-plug-in hybrid 0
Plug-in hybrid 0
100 percent electric 2
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

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:

The adoption of more widespread alternative fuel and power technology in the motorized fleet is challenging. The majority of our fleet vehicles are service vehicles that must serve a large range of maintenance tasks and have the capacity to carry a variety of equipment. Therefore, it is very common to see full-sized vans or trucks used on campus. However, there has been some effort to use the smaller Vantage vans. These are still gasoline-powered, but use much less gasoline than their larger predecessors.

The other most prevalent service vehicle used are small carts that travel on sidewalks, such as Gators or Mules. These vehicles have been replaced with a few full-electric equivalents, but the reliability and success of the battery technology in these vehicles proved inconsistent during the winter months.

The passenger vehicle fleet has been outsourced to Enterprise Rental, so we do not have any significant impact on their vehicle choices. The few passenger vehicles in our fleet do have flex-fuel capabilities, although it is easy to argue against the sustainability of ethanol.

The campus does support two ChargePoint charging stations on campus, including one that is designed for easy access for fleet vehicles at the General Services (facilities) building.


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Vehicles included in this inventory include Grounds equipment vehicles.

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