Clean Cities offers a wide array of web based tools through the Alternative Fuels Data Center to help fleets reduce their petroleum use. Below are select tools that are particularly helpful to fleet managers and individuals seeking ways to reduce their fuel cost and emissions. If you have any questions regarding these tools, please do not hesitate to contact VTCCC at firstname.lastname@example.org. To access all the Clean Cities tools go to afdc.energy.gov/tools.
Vehicle Cost Calculator: Enter basic information about your driving habits to compare total cost of ownership and emissions for most vehicle models, including those that run on alternative fuels or electricity.
Car Comparison Tool: Compare fuel efficiency, costs, carbon footprints, and emissions.
My Plug-In Hybrid Calculator: This calculator can help estimate personalized fuel use and costs for a plug-in hybrid based your driving habits, fuel prices, and charging schedule.
Petroleum Reduction Planning Tool: Evaluate options and develop a strategy to reduce conventional fuel use and emissions in fleet and personal vehicles.
GREET Fleet Footprint Calculator: Calculate your fleet’s petroleum use and greenhouse gas emissions footprint, and estimate the impacts of future vehicle puchases.
AFLEET Tool: Calculate a fleet’s petroluem use, cost of ownership and air pollutant emissions.
Heavy- and Light-Duty Vehicle Search: Find and Compare heavy- and light-duty alternative fuel vehicles, engines, and hybrid propulsion systems.
Be Car Conscious: CarShare VT’s vehicle cost calculator helps Vermonters become more aware of the true costs associated with driving and owning a vehicle.
Pricing is a significant factor when it comes to deciding what type of fuels to use to power your vehicles. As gasoline and diesel prices rise, alternative fuels appeal more to fleet managers and consumers with personal vehicles. Of course, fuels are constantly fluctuating in price based on location, time of year, and political and economic status. Over the long term, alternative fuel prices are much more stable than petroleum-based fuels. The AFDC Alternative Fuel Price Report provides up-to-date national averages for a variety of vehicle fuels. Referring to this data, along with the consideration of environmental costs and benefits, will help you make informed decisions about which type of fuel would be best to use in your fleet or vehicle.
The AFDC maintains an up-to-date database on state and federal laws and incentives for alternative vehicle fuels. Follow these links to find incentives that may support the use of alternative fuels in your fleet or vehicle: