Alternative Fuels in Fleets Program

This program was created by the Nevada Legislature in 1991 and is administered by NDEP’s Bureau of Air Quality Planning.  The purpose of this program is to reduce motor vehicle related pollution by requiring fleets to use alternative fuels and clean vehicles.  State and local government fleets based in Clark and Washoe counties operating fifty or more vehicles are regulated by this program.  There are currently 21 regulated fleets in the program totaling more than 13,000 vehicles.

The general provisions of the Alternative Fuels in Fleets Program are listed in NRS 486A and the program itself is detailed in NAC 486A.

Alternative fuels that are accepted in the program include:

  • Methanol
  • E85 (ethanol or other alcohol 85% or greater by volume)
  • CNG (compressed natural gas)
  • LPG (liquefied petroleum gas or propane)
  • Hydrogen
  • Electricity
  • Biodiesel blends from B5-B100
  • Ethanol-diesel blends (O2Diesel)
  • Renewable diesel blends from R20-R100
  • GDiesel™ fuel

In addition to the listed alternative fuels, allowable clean vehicle types include:

  • Battery electric vehicles
  • Hybrid electric vehicles
  • Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
  • Vehicles that have received a SmartWay or SmartWay Elite designation by the EPA for exceptionally low emission vehicles using conventional fuels.  Visit this fueleconomy.gov webpage to find a SmartWay vehicle.
  • Vehicles that are equipped with a qualifying vehicle telematics system.  The NDEP defines a qualifying vehicle telematics system as any system that reports idle time, maximum speed, and check engine light notifications to the operator of the fleet to which the vehicle belongs.

Forms and Reports

Download the FY 2017 Status Report (excel file, 107kb)

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