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).



Alternative Fuels Information Matrix

Fleet Profile Survey

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Cost Calculator

Alt Fuel Vehicle Cost Calculator – EXAMPLE

Alt Fuel Vehicle Bid Calendar

Alternative Fuel Users Database/Map

Clean Transportation Buyers Book




Biodiesel Chapter

Biodiesel Chapter

Biodiesel Case Study



Natural Gas (CNG)

Natural Gas Chapter

Natural Gas Chapter 

Natural Gas Case Study

Natural Gas Station Installation Guide

Natural Gas Vehicle Technician Map



Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicle Chapter

Electric Vehicle Case Study



Ethanol (E85)


Ethanol Chapter

Ethanol Case Study




Propane (LPG)


Propane Chapter

Propane Case Study

Propane Finance Models