WASHINGTON – A recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on fleet vehicles owned by U.S. federal agencies found they increased the number of alternative-fuel vehicles in their respective fleets over a six-year period.
The GAO said the overall percentage increased from 14% in 2005 to 33% by 2011, though it noted that the Energy Policy Act of 1992 requires federal agencies to acquire more alt-fuel sedans and trucks. The table below shows the overall increase between 2005 and 2011.
Some agencies in the report had notable increases, for example the Dept. of the Interior’s alternative-fuel fleet grew by 509%, with alt-fuel vehicles making up 25% of its fleet in fiscal-year 2011. The Dept. of Veterans Affairs has an even larger percentage of alternative-fuel vehicles, at 52%. The chart below shows the change in fleet composition for four federal agencies.