Standard Compliance for State and Alternative Fuel Provider Fleets
Through Standard Compliance, covered fleets may meet their Energy Policy Act (EPAct) requirements annually using one or more ways:
- Alternative Fuel Vehicles – acquiring alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) as a percentage of light-duty vehicle acquisitions
- Other Vehicles – acquiring creditable non-AFV electric vehicles
- Investments – investing in alternative fuel infrastructure, alternative fuel non-road equipment, or emerging technology
- Biodiesel – purchasing biodiesel fuel for use in medium- or heavy-duty vehicles in blends of 20% biodiesel (B20) or higher
- Credits – applying banked credits or buying credits from other covered fleets.
Covered state fleets also may meet their requirements by partnering with private, municipal, or local governments, or with other non-covered fleets and creating a plan that allows the covered state fleets included in the plan to meet their requirements by sharing their AFV-acquisition obligations. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) must approve the plan before fleets implement it.
Covered fleets must submit a report to DOE by December 31 after each model year to document compliance with EPAct requirements.
Covered fleets may apply for exemptions from their requirements.