Compliance Methods for State and Alternative Fuel Provider Fleets
State and alternative fuel provider fleets that are covered fleets may meet their Energy Policy Act (EPAct) requirements through one of two compliance methods: Standard Compliance or Alternative Compliance.
(Primarily AFV Acquisitions
|Light-duty non-AFV electric vehicles||½ credit per non-AFV HEV, non-AFV PHEV, or non-AFV FCEV
¼ credit per neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV) (though not an LDV)
|Petroleum reduction from non-AFV electric vehicles|
|Light-duty AFVs||Each acquisition counted toward a fleet's AFV-acquisition requirements||Credit for alternative fuel use on gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) basis|
|Medium- and heavy-duty AFVs and non-AFV HEVs||Credit (one per AFV, ½ per non-AFV HEV) only after requirements are met with light-duty AFV acquisitions||Credit for alternative fuel use on a GGE basis|
|Energy-efficient conventional fuel technologies||No AFV credit||Petroleum reduction from other fuel-efficient conventional vehicle technologies counts toward petroleum reduction in the model year efficiencies occur.|
|Biodiesel blends||Credit for every 450 gallons of biodiesel in blends of B20 or higher; capped at 50% of annual requirements||Credit for biodiesel used in any blend percentage on a GGE basis; no cap on amount of biodiesel used to meet requirements|
|Investments in alternative fuel infrastructure, alternative fuel non-road equipment, and emerging technology||Credit based on investment amount||No credit|
|Vehicle miles traveled (VMT) reduction||No credit||Credit for petroleum reduction in the model year VMT is reduced|
|Idle reduction||No credit||Credit toward petroleum reduction|
|Truck stop electrification||No credit||Credit for covered fleet only; no credit for third-party use|
For more information, contact the Regulatory Information Line.