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. Find guidance documents, tools, and a compliance schedule for state and alternative fuel provider fleets.
Standard Compliance requires covered fleets to acquire a percentage of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) each year based on the number of light-duty vehicles they acquire. Most established fleets use this method.
primarily through AFV acquisitions
through petroleum reduction
|Acquire 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|
|Acquire light-duty AFVs||Each acquisition counted toward a fleet's AFV-acquisition requirements||Credit for alternative fuel use on a gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) basis|
|Acquire 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|
|Implement 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.|
|Fuel with 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|
|Invest in alternative fuel infrastructure, alternative fuel non-road equipment, and emerging technologies||Credit based on investment amount||No credit|
|Reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT)||No credit||Credit for petroleum reduction in the model year VMT is reduced|
|Reduce vehicle idling||No credit||Credit toward petroleum reduction|
|Implement truck stop electrification||No credit||Credit for covered fleet only; no credit for third-party use|
For more information, contact the Regulatory Information Line.