Fleet Sustainability Best
Practices Guide: A Preview
Whitney Pitkanen, CALSTART
Senior Project Manager
wpitkanen@calstart....
Feedback Requested
Please visit:
http://www.calstart.org/Libraries/Publications/Sustainable_Fleet_
Deployment_Best_Practic...
There is no “Silver Bullet” – no single
technical or fuel solution exists today to
cover every vehicle, fleet or location
...
Steps to a More Sustainable Fleet
STEP 1: BASELINE YOUR FLEET
 KNOW YOUR VEHICLE AND ROUTE
PROFILES
STEP 2: KNOW YOUR OPT...
Steps to a More Sustainable Fleet
Step 1: Baseline your fleet
 You need to know your starting point
 Keep it simple: Eas...
Steps to a More Sustainable Fleet
Step 2: Know your options
 Reduce your fuel burn
 Increased efficiency: hybrids; advan...
Steps to a More Sustainable Fleet
Step 3: Match your options to your
fleet mix, fleet geography,
operational profile
 Pla...
Case Study: UPS
U.S. Alternative Fuel Vehicles Total: 1,424
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicles: 933
(car group = count)...
Steps to a More Sustainable Fleet
Step 4: Outline your reduction plan
pathways over several years
 DEFINE TARGETS AND STR...
Case Study: Frito Lay
Source: Michael O’Connell, Frito-Lay, GTS 2013
Steps to a More Sustainable Fleet
Step 5: Pay for your Plan
 BUSINESS CASE ANALYSIS
 Prepare the financial analysis requ...
Feedback Requested
Please visit:
http://www.calstart.org/Libraries/Publications/Sustainable_Fleet_
Deployment_Best_Practic...
Mark Your Calendars!
2-Day Event with WG’s and Ride &
Drive
www.htuf2014.org
Thank You!
14
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Sustainable Fleet Deployment Best Practices: HTUF Webinar Series

996 views

Published on

Whitney Pitkanen, CALSTART Senior Project Manager, gave this presentation on behalf of the High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum (HTUF) Commercial Truck Action Group (CTAG) on July 15, 2014. In it, she gave an overview of the work HTUF and CALSTART is conducting with the NAFA Fleet Management Association on Sustainable Fleet Deployment Best Practices. Included are steps to a sustainable fleet, case studies, and advice on different alternative fuels and technologies that may be most cost-effective for unique fleet needs.

The team is still accepting input on the DRAFT document, "Sustainable Fleet Deployment Best Practices Manual, A How-To Guide for Simple, Sustainable Fleet Planning." Contact CALSTART to give your own insights about your fleet's experiences or to ask questions. calstart@calstart.org Please put "Sustainable Fleet Manual Input" in the subject line of your email.

Published in: Automotive
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Sustainable Fleet Deployment Best Practices: HTUF Webinar Series

  1. 1. Fleet Sustainability Best Practices Guide: A Preview Whitney Pitkanen, CALSTART Senior Project Manager wpitkanen@calstart.org 1
  2. 2. Feedback Requested Please visit: http://www.calstart.org/Libraries/Publications/Sustainable_Fleet_ Deployment_Best_Practices_Manual.sflb.ashx
  3. 3. There is no “Silver Bullet” – no single technical or fuel solution exists today to cover every vehicle, fleet or location Introduction Fleets need a “portfolio” of options Not just about the environment… Choosing the right technologies and deploying them in a thoughtful way will Save Money and Reduce your Fuel Volatility Risk
  4. 4. Steps to a More Sustainable Fleet STEP 1: BASELINE YOUR FLEET  KNOW YOUR VEHICLE AND ROUTE PROFILES STEP 2: KNOW YOUR OPTIONS  USE EFFICIENCY MEASURES AS A STARTING POINT STEP 3: MATCH OPTIONS TO YOUR FLEET  CHOOSE OPTIONS BASED ON DAILY MILEAGE AND DRIVE CYCLE INTENSITY STEP 4: OUTLINE YOUR PATHWAYS  DEFINE TARGETS AND STRATEGIES  GET MAXIMUM BENEFITS FROM ONLINE TOOLS STEP 5: PAY FOR YOUR PLAN  BUSINESS CASE ANALYSIS 4
  5. 5. Steps to a More Sustainable Fleet Step 1: Baseline your fleet  You need to know your starting point  Keep it simple: Easiest way to do that is to measure your yearly fuel burn - by vehicle  Start by focusing on heaviest fuel users  At later stages, or if you want to get more sophisticated in future, it is also important to know how vehicles are used (duty cycle; idle time; gallons/day, seasonal effects)  Doesn’t hurt to collect data on representative types for future planning
  6. 6. Steps to a More Sustainable Fleet Step 2: Know your options  Reduce your fuel burn  Increased efficiency: hybrids; advanced tech engines  Eliminate idling (Start-Stop)  Downsize vehicle engine or platform sizes where possible  Diversify your fuel mix  Fuel switching: electricity, natural gas, biofuel blends can be cheaper fuels  Having a mix of fuels insulates you from price spikes in any one fuel  Change your operations  Take vehicles off the road  Dispatch best-suited vehicles to job
  7. 7. Steps to a More Sustainable Fleet Step 3: Match your options to your fleet mix, fleet geography, operational profile  Place the correct technology and fuel into the best use in your fleet; fine tune your fleet  Avoid putting Hybrid into higher speed routes with limited stopping or idling  Make sure EV’s get enough miles/year to deliver a payback (without creating “range anxiety” for drivers)  Put CNG/LNG/LPG in high mileage routes  E85 may be a great option in Midwest, propane better in Texas, electric or natural gas in California or New York – look for match with growing infrastructure and production  Be aware of regional air quality
  8. 8. Case Study: UPS U.S. Alternative Fuel Vehicles Total: 1,424 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicles: 933 (car group = count)  P70C = 189 Package Cars  P80C = 49 Package Cars  P100C = 608 Package Cars  P10CX = 50 Package Cars  HSC = 37 Shifters Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV): 380  P70H = 25 Package Cars  P100H = 355 Package Cars Electric Vehicles : 6  P70E = 4 Package Cars  P100E = 2 Package Cars Propane Vehicles : 7  HSP = 7 Shifters Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) Vehicles : 93  HTLG = 81 Tractors  HTLGT = 12 Tandem Tractors Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles (HHV): 5  P10HH = 5 Package Cars
  9. 9. Steps to a More Sustainable Fleet Step 4: Outline your reduction plan pathways over several years  DEFINE TARGETS AND STRATEGIES  identify “what” you are planning to achieve and “when”  Then define an achievable plan to achieve those goals  GET MAXIMUM BENEFITS FROM ONLINE TOOLS  DOE offers a large collection of helpful online tools:  Petroleum Reduction Planning Tool  Vehicle Cost Calculator  Alternative Fueling Station Locator  Truck Stop Electrification Sites  Light-Duty Vehicle Search  Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Search U.S. DOE Alternative Fuels Data Center, Tools: http://www.afdc.energy.gov/tools
  10. 10. Case Study: Frito Lay Source: Michael O’Connell, Frito-Lay, GTS 2013
  11. 11. Steps to a More Sustainable Fleet Step 5: Pay for your Plan  BUSINESS CASE ANALYSIS  Prepare the financial analysis required to support your company’s capital procurement and approval process  Determine how many years it takes to recoup the initial purchase investment through various operational savings and assumptions about the availability of government subsidies (e.g., vehicle incentive vouchers), fuel prices, and vehicle usage  LEVERAGE INCENTIVE FUNDING  Grant funding can be used to bring down the lifecycle costs of these vehicles so that they are competitive with conventional fuel vehicles in any fleet  US-DOE Clean Cities locations: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/cleancities/
  12. 12. Feedback Requested Please visit: http://www.calstart.org/Libraries/Publications/Sustainable_Fleet_ Deployment_Best_Practices_Manual.sflb.ashx wpitkanen@calstart.org
  13. 13. Mark Your Calendars! 2-Day Event with WG’s and Ride & Drive www.htuf2014.org
  14. 14. Thank You! 14

×