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 twenty-one regulated fleets in the program totaling more than 13,000 vehicles.
Alternative fuels that are accepted in the program include:
- E85 (ethanol or other alcohol 85% or greater by volume)
- CNG (compressed natural gas)
- LPG (liquefied petroleum gas or propane)
- 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.