Vehicle Fleet (3.0)

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OP 13: Vehicle Fleet – version 3.0


  • 13.1. Percentage of fleet vehicles that are electric vehicles

Questions & Answers

How has this credit changed between STARS Version 2 and Version 3?

A vehicle must now be an electric vehicle (EV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) to qualify. A comprehensive list of differences can be found in the STARS 3.0 Summary of changes.

Are we required to report 100% of the institution’s vehicle fleet for this credit?

Responses should include all motorized light, medium, and heavy-duty cars, vans, trucks, and buses (including, for example, delivery trucks, step and panel vans, refuse trucks, coaches and school buses, tractor-trailer tractors, and utility vehicles) that are owned or leased by the institution. Vehicles designed for off-road use (e.g., forklifts, mowers, tractors, and agricultural equipment) and highly specialized vehicles for which no zero-emission alternatives are readily available may be excluded.

Suggestions for Institutions

  • Work with your institution’s transportation department or similar to quantify and report the number of zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) and number of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).

Potential Data Quality Issues

  • Score and/or Numeric outliers: Earning full points or close to it may be an indication that conventionally fueled vehicles were included in scoring. Data outliers or exemplary performance should be clarified in descriptive field.

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