Alternative Fuels Feasibility Study

Archived: 09/30/2015

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The North Carolina State Energy Office, Department of Administration, Department of Public Instruction, and Department of Transportation established an interagency task force to study the feasibility of increased alternative fuel use in state vehicles. The task force was required to:

  • Perform a cost-benefit analysis on each alternative fuel to identify the fuel or fuel mix that would be the most cost-effective for each type of vehicle used by each agency;
  • Evaluate the cost of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), including the purchase price, operation and maintenance costs, and associated fueling infrastructure costs;
  • Identify opportunities for the use of existing commercial or public fueling infrastructure for alternative fueling and explore opportunities to leverage state funds with other public or private funds to develop new fueling infrastructure; and
  • Make recommendations on which fuel or fuel mix and types of AFVs would be appropriate for each agency.
The State Energy Office published an Alternative Fuels Feasibility Study on December 1, 2012. (Reference House Bill 177, 2012)