Alternative Fuel Implementation Toolkit
This Toolkit is a “How To Implement” guide for fleets, including sections on each alternative fuel, helpful decision-making tools, and North Carolina specific case studies.
1. Peruse the Introduction materials, enter your fleet stats into the Profile Survey to ID the vehicles that would be the best fit for alt fuels (hint: usually the highest mileage vehicles, or for EVs, high the mileage vehicles which don’t exceed 70 miles per day).
2. Enter the stats for those ‘best fit’ vehicles into the Cost Calculator’s “Baseline Fleet” column, and see how putting various alternative fuel versions in the “New Fleet” column affects the return on investment (ROI).
3. Visit the fuel chapters that are most likely to work for your fleet to learn more.
4. Go back to the Vehicle Cost Calculator to refine the numbers based on what you read in the chapter(s), and see what a likely ROI would look like with various alt fuels.
Fleets should also consider various conservation and efficiency practices, including eco-driving, fleet and vehicle “right-sizing”, and organization-level support for alternative commuting and transportation options (biking and walking, and transit).
Natural Gas (CNG)