Fermilab currently has a fleet of 194 vehicles, 22 percent fewer than twelve years ago. 70 percent are alternatively fueled, with the goal to increase the percentage to 100. All of the diesel vehicles, including several medium and heavy-duty vehicles, are operating on biodiesel fuels. The Laboratory plans to continue giving priority to acquiring alternatively fueled vehicles. We are committed to meeting the challenge of finding suitable alternatively fueled replacement vehicles that meet our goals for petroleum reduction and that fulfill operational needs.
Fermilab shares the Department of Energy's goal of decreasing petroleum use and increasing the use of alternative fuels. Several years ago, the lab began developing and building the infrastructure necessary to meet DOE's fleet management goals. We have exceeded the 2 percent petroleum reduction and 10 percent alternative fuel increase each year since 2005. We have followed the requirements of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT 2005) and all relative executive orders and now have a light duty fleet consisting of 70 percent alternatively fueled vehicles. Fermilab has never requested or needed a Section 701 AFV waiver (agencies may qualify for a waiver if the needed alternative fuel is not reasonably available, e.g., within a five-mile or 15-minute drive, or is more expensive per gallon than gasoline) since being in full compliance with EPACT 2005.
Overall petroleum use is down 52 percent since 2005.