Noted below are the designated vehicle categories subject to this policy. This list will be updated in accordance with SAM Section 4121.1 and 4121.9.  State agencies will be notified when the list is updated.

Pursuant to State Administrative Manual Section 4121.1., beginning in fiscal year 2017/2018, state agencies are required to prioritize purchasing Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) (including Battery Electric, Fuel Cell, and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles) and Hybrid-Electric Alternative Fuel Vehicles (Hybrid), in designated light-duty vehicle categories where programmatically feasible.

Designated Light Duty Vehicle Categories:
  • Priority 1: Pure Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) designated vehicle classes:
    1. Compact Sedan
    2. Mid-Size Sedan
    3. Full-Size Sedan

  • Priority 2: Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) designated vehicle classes:
    1. Compact Sedan
    2. Mid-Size Sedan
    3. Full-Size Sedan

  • Priority 3: Hybrid designated vehicle classes:
    1. Compact Sedan
    2. Mid-Size Sedan
    3. Full-Size Sedan
    4. SUV - 5 Passenger - 2-Wheel-Drive (2WD) or All-Wheel-Drive (AWD)
    5. SUV - 7 Passenger - 2WD or AWD

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Pursuant to State Administrative Manual Section 4121.9, beginning July 1, 2020, state agencies are required to prioritize purchasing of Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) (Including Battery Electric, Fuel Cell, and Plug-in Hybrid) and Hybrid-Electric Alternative Fuel Vehicles (Hybrid AFVs), in designated medium- and heavy-duty vehicle categories where programmatically feasible. Noted below are the designated medium- and heavy-duty vehicle categories subject to this policy. This list will be valid until June 30, 2022.

Designated Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Categories:

  • Vans
    • Passenger Vans - Class 2b
    • Cargo Vans - Classes 3 & 4
    • Cargo Step Vans - Classes 5 & 6
  • Trucks
    • Truck (cab and chassis) - Classes 3-6
    • Utility Truck - Class 4
    • Box Truck - Class 6
    • Refuse Truck - Class 8
    • Tractor Trailer - Class 8

Please see the table below for vehicle class.

 Vehicle Class
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 
 1
<6,500 lbs.
 2a
6,501 - 8,500 lbs.
 2b
8,501 - 10,000 lbs.
 3
10,001 - 14,000 lbs.
 4
14,001 - 16,000 lbs.
 5
16,001 - 19,500 lbs.
 6
19,501 - 26,000 lbs.
 7
   26,001 - 33,000 lbs.  
 8
 >33,001

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Contact

Fleet Asset Management System (FAMS) Unit

Department of General Services
Office of Fleet and Asset Management

1700 National Drive
Sacramento, CA 95834
FAMSSupport@dgs.ca.gov