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Fleet Management

Goal 3: Fleet Management

GSA Fleet maintains the second largest non-tactical Federal fleet in the US Government, with currently over 200,000 vehicles and 55 Federal agency customers. GSA is not directly responsible for ensuring that its customer agencies meet their fleet energy and sustainability targets, but GSA Fleet works assiduously to ensure that it provides low-cost, high-efficiency vehicle options to its customer agencies in an effort to facilitate their meeting their missions in the most sustainable manner possible.

Evaluation Measures and Successes

-GSA has increased the number of available alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) options: GSA offered 291 AFV options in FY 2010; 502 in FY 2011; 894 in FY 2012; and 1,537 to date in FY 2013, accounting for a 428 percent increase in AFV offerings over the four fiscal years. AFVs comprise 53 percent of the GSA Fleet. 1 In contrast, agency-owned fleets are comprised of only 22 percent AFVs.2

-GSA Fleet replaced eligible vehicles in the leased fleet with new, more fuel efficient vehicles, resulting in a 24 percent mile per gallon (MPG) improvement in FY 2010, a 21 percent MPG improvement in FY 2011, and a 15 percent MPG improvement in FY 2012.

-In FY 2012, GSA launched an Electric Vehicle Program, leasing 116 electric vehicles to 21 agencies across nine cities.

-In FY 2012, GSA reduced petroleum usage within its internal fleet by 36 percent (more than 200,000 gallons) from FY 2005 levels, well ahead of the EISA 2007 target of 14 percent. Using FY 2012 fuel prices, this reduction translates to avoided fuel costs of more than $625,000.

Planned Actions

-As a continuation of its Electric Vehicle Program, the GSA Fleet program will procure an additional 200 electric vehicles by the end of 2013, bringing the total number of electric vehicles in the pilot to over 300 by the end of FY 2014.

-In FYs 2013 and 2014, GSA Fleet will encourage consolidation of agency-owned vehicles into the GSA Fleet and will replace eligible consolidated conventional vehicles with up to 10,000 hybrid sedans, funding the associated incremental cost. This initiative could result in the reduction of approximately 1,000,000 gallons of fuel per year for the life of these vehicles. These vehicles will be acquired in a manner that is cost neutral to the customer agency and will increase the number of AFVs in the Federal fleet, assisting agencies in meeting environmental mandates.

-In FY 2014, GSA Fleet plans to conduct a vehicle car sharing pilot, through which it will identify best practices for vehicle sharing, examine business models and technologies that facilitate car sharing, and identify obstacles that inhibit agencies from effectively sharing vehicles.

-In addition to expanding the low-cost, high-efficiency vehicle solutions it offers to customer agencies, GSA is also to seeking efficiency and cost savings within its internal fleet. By FY 2015, GSA will reduce internal fleet petroleum consumption by 30 percent from FY 2005 levels, and will expand the use of alternative fuels through a communications campaign targeting users of existing E-85 capable vehicles. GSA will also increase the acquisition of alternative fuel (AF), low GHG emission, and/or high fuel economy vehicles. Through the Vehicle Allocation Methodology (VAM), GSA internal fleet will continue to reduce the overall size of the inventory as well as vehicle size in an effort to attain the optimal fleet size.

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