Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.17
Liaison Emily Vollmer
Submission Date May 16, 2024

STARS v2.2

Virginia Tech
OP-15: Campus Fleet

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.01 / 1.00 Nick Quint
Transportation Network Manager
Alternative 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-only 712
Diesel-only 67
Gasoline-electric hybrid 1
Diesel-electric hybrid 0
Plug-in hybrid 0
100 percent electric 4
Fueled with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) 0
Hydrogen fueled 0
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:
Virginia Tech has been planning for a transition to EVs, specifically by planning for EV charging station locations and coordinating with our local utility (Virginia Tech Electric Service) on power requirements. We recently applied for a federal grant for this effort. We believe that having a sufficient amount of charging stations is imperative to encouraging the purchase of more EVs.

We’re also working to update our policies to require a total cost of ownership (TCO) calculation before purchasing a vehicle. This calculation would compare the TCO of an internal combustion engine vehicle to that of an EV. If the EV is cheaper, it will be required to purchase it. This will only apply to light-duty vehicles, and law enforcement and other emergency response vehicles will be exempt.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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