Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Manufacturer(s)

Type

Consumer, Industrial

Environmental & Health Information

Natural gas, electric, bio-diesel, hybrid, propane, hydrogen-powered, fuel-cell vehicles reduce dependence on imported oil and often produce less pollution than gasoline or diesel.

Criteria for Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Info on this product category: Vehicles

Criteria for Vehicles

 A passenger vehicle or light-duty truck requested for purchase must be an approved make and model under the applicable Online Green Vehicle Purchase Criteria Document (California Air Resources Board DriveClean Buying Guide).

Last updated

Last updated: 
March 21, 2014

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Hybrid vehicles are fuel efficient

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Average: 4 (1 vote)

Hybrid vehicles are the natural interim step to electric-drive zero emission vehicles. The SFMTA plans to replace all conventional transit buses with electric-drive hybrid and zero emission buses. The Agency is also testing hybrid paratransit van technologies, and nearly all 1,500 City taxis are hybrid or CNG powered. And it's fun to see how much energy is recaptured on the way back down the hill. We see as much as 30% energy re-capture in transit bus hybrids going downhill.

March 31, 2014

Alternative Vehicles at RPD

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

SFRPD utilizes various types of alternative vehicles in our fleet. Of the 24 trucks and sedan to be purchased during FY11-12, 17 will be alternative vehicles. We utilizes hybrid sedans, CNG for pick-ups and Park Patrol Cruisers, and will be purchasing our first plug-in eletric sedans this FY. In most cases the alternative vehicles are the perfect fit for our needs. Heavy equipment is really the only category where the technology does not quite mesh with our operations.

March 31, 2014

Alternative Fuel Vehicles (natural gas, electric, bio-diesel

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Planning gave up the car that uses gas. We have only natural gas and hybrid cars and they work well.

March 31, 2014