Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Retrofit Demonstration Project - May 2011 (PDF)
Final Report about the Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Retrofit Project to the California Energy Commission (CEC). In December 2009 fifty 2009 Toyota Prius’ were converted to PHEVs and deployed throughout California to measure their ability to produce higher than normal fuel economy results while being operated by a variety of drivers in a host of driving conditions.
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On March 23, 2012, Governor Brown issued Executive Order (EO) B-16-12, ordering that California's state vehicle fleet increase the number of its zero-emission vehicles through the normal course of fleet replacement so that at least 10 percent of fleet purchases of light-duty vehicles be zero-emission by 2015 and at least 25 percent of fleet purchases of light-duty vehicles be zero-emission by 2020. This directive shall not apply to vehicles that have special performance requirements necessary for the protection of the public safety and welfare.
Find out what's new from the Department of General Services (DGS)/Office of Fleet and Asset Management (OFAM) on the Governor's 2013 ZEV Action Plan.
The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) defines an AFV as any dedicated, dual-fuel, or flexible-fuel vehicle designed to operate on at least one alternative fuel. A dedicated AFV is designed to operate only on alternative fuel(s). A dual-fuel (sometimes called bi-fuel) AFV is designed to operate on an alternative fuel or on a conventional fuel (gasoline or diesel).
For example, a dual-fuel natural gas vehicle stores compressed natural gas in one fuel tank and gasoline in another, and the driver can choose the fuel used by the vehicle at any given time. In contrast, a flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV)—which can operate on gasoline, E85 (85% ethanol, 15% gasoline), or a mixture of both—stores E85 and gasoline mixed together in a single fuel tank.
Looking for a place to fill up with E-85, CNG, or Propane?
DOE Alternative Fuels Data Center National Alternative Fueling Station Locator (Interactive map)
There are 137 E-85 fueling sites available for State flex-fuel vehicles throughout the State of California, with many more planned to open.
If you drive an E-85 flex fuel vehicle, we encourage you to fill up your tank with E-85 and help reduce the State of California's carbon footprint. Please check out the following E-85 Fueling Stations in your area:
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) DriveClean.ca.gov is a AFVP key resource and buying guide for clean and efficient vehicles.
Types of Alternative Fuels and Vehicles:
Samridhi Nayyar, Alternative Fuels Vehicle Specialist | Email: Samridhi.Nayyar@dgs.ca.gov | Office: 916.928.7980 | Fax: 916.928.9896
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