U.S. Department of Energy Alternative Fuel Transportation Program

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Alternative Fuel Transportation Program requires covered fleets to acquire alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) as a percentage of their annual light-duty vehicle acquisitions (non-emergency, on-road vehicles weighing 8,500 lbs. or less). The Program additionally permits covered fleets to employ other petroleum-reduction methods in lieu of acquiring AFVs. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) established these requirements through 10 CFR Part 490, available through the U.S. Government Printing Office.

Fleets covered by the Alternative Fuel Transportation Program are required to submit an annual report to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by December 31 after each model year. Covered fleets must also meet the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) requirement to reduce petroleum consumption.

Learn more about the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Alternative Fuel Transportation Program, including the definitions for alternative fuel.