Santa Anna, CA Green Vehicles Program

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Santa Anna, CA, US

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Type: Program

Status: Ongoing

Source File: http://www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us/green/GreenVehicles.asp

Description:

Green Vehicles -- Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Program
The city has established a Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Acquisition Policy to be environmentally sensitive in the purchasing and leasing of vehicles for city use. The listing of vehicles to be replaced is included in the city’s annual budget. The priority is to replace vehicles with the cleanest and most fuel-efficient vehicles that also meet the needs of the various city departments. The city yard has installed two fueling stations—one for Hydrogen vehicles and one for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles.

Our current fleet includes 27 vehicles in seven departments:

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)

11 - Public Works

Hydrogen/Electirc Hybrid

1 - Community Development
2 - Finance
1 - Planning and Building
1 - Risk Management

Gasoline/Electric Hybrid

3 - Police
1 - Community Development
3 - Public Works
2 - Parks and Recreation
2 - Fire

Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Acquisition Policy

PURPOSE
To be environmentally sensitive in purchasing and leasing of vehicles for city use.

POLICY
The Fleet Maintenance Division’s Equipment Replacement Program is included in the city’s annual budget and identifies vehicles scheduled for replacement, based on funding, condition, mileage and age. The Fleet Maintenance Division’s priority will be to replace vehicles with the cleanest and most fuel-efficient vehicles that meet the needs of the various city departments.

COMPLIANCE PROCEDURE
The Purchasing and Fleet Maintenance Divisions will replace vehicles with Hybrid or alternative fueled vehicles that meet the following criteria:

  1. The Purchasing and Fleet Divisions of The Finance and Management Services Agency will use the Environmental Protection Agency—EPA Green Vehicle Guide in determining the cleanest and most fuel-efficient replacement vehicles.
  2. The vehicle meets all Local, State, and Federal mandates.
  3. The availability of the EPA-suggested replacement vehicle meets the safety and performance needs of the user department.
  4. The delivery time is reasonable—90 to 120 days.

This Policy, to seek Hybrid and other alternative fuel vehicles meeting these established guidelines, is effective immediately.

DEFINITION

  • Hybrid: Vehicles that combine an internal combustion engine (ICE) and a battery with an electric motor.
  • Alternative Fuel Vehicle: Vehicles that are factory equipped to run on compressed natural gas (CNG).
  • Green Vehicle Guide: Provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this Government publication rates all vehicles for fuel economy, air pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions.
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