Efficient Fleet Vehicles

Neighborhood Electric Fleet VehicleThrough Executive Order 141 Governor Jim Doyle directed the Wisconsin Department of Administration to require all State agencies, including the University of Wisconsin, to reduce the use of petroleum-based gasoline in state-owned vehicles by twenty percent (20%) by 2010 and by fifty percent (50%) by 2015, and reduce the use of petroleum-based diesel fuel by those vehicles ten percent (10%) by 2010 and twenty five percent (25%) by 2015. 

Facilities Planning and Management (FP&M) is responsible for UW-L owned fleet vehicle operations.  In this capacity, FP&M has collaborated with all on-campus operations to accomplish the following actions to improve fleet fuel efficiency.

  • UW-L continues to reduce the number of licensed vehicles in its fleet.  In FY2008 UW-L owned 47 licensed vehicles.  By FY2011 UW-L owned 42 licensed fleet vehicles.
  • In FY10 and FY11 Residence Life and Student Centers each purchased a neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV) for on campus use.
  • Various UW-L operations have purchased high efficiency unlicensed micro-vans for on-campus use.
  • Various UW-L operations have expanded the seasonal use of golf carts to minimize the use of less fuel efficient vehicles.  As of FY2011, UW-L has 13 golf carts.
  • UW-L continues to remove older, less fuel efficient, vehicles from its fleet.
  • FP&M continues a valued and effective preventative maintenance program to maintain all vehicles at their peak efficiency.
  • FP&M purchases gasoline with a minimum 10% regionally produced ethanol.