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Developing an Alternative Fuels Fleet: Middlesex County (NJ) Experience Middlesex County Department of Transportation May 2007.

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1 Developing an Alternative Fuels Fleet: Middlesex County (NJ) Experience Middlesex County Department of Transportation May 2007

2 Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hybrid Sedans Hybrid Sport Utility Vehicles Bio-diesel Trucks

3 County Commitment to Change Middlesex Freeholder Board commits to goal of 10% of all new vehicles being hybrid (January 2004) Delivery of first 5 hybrid sedans (July 2004) Delivery of 22 hybrid SUV and two sedans (March 2006) Order of 7 hybrid sedans (January 2007) Budgeted for 3 hybrid sedans, 1 SUV for 2007

4 Why Go Hybrid? Reduce total cost of vehicle operation Reduce total fossil fuel consumption Reduce air pollutant emissions State hybrid vehicle purchase rebate program County $500 hybrid vehicle rebate program

5 2005 Cost Comparison: Toyota Prius vs Dodge Stratus Toyota Prius Annual Depr: $2995 MPG: 48 Fuel($1.75)$547 Fuel($2.50)$781 Total($1.75)$3542 Total($2.50)$3776 Dodge Stratus Annual Depr:$2398 MPG:17 Fuel($1.75)$1544 Fuel ($2.50)$2205 Total ($1.75)$3942 Total ($2.50)$4603

6 2006 Cost Comparison: Ford Escape vs Jeep Liberty Ford Escape Annual Depr:$4164 MPG:33 Fuel ($1.75)$795 Fuel ($2.50)$1136 Total ($1.75)$4959 Total ($2.50)$5300 Jeep Liberty Annual Depr: $3176 MPG: 17 Fuel ($1.75)$1544 Fuel ($2.50)$2205 Total ($1.75)$4720 Total ($2.50)$5381

7 1 st Quarter 2007 Hybrid Performance Toyota Prius Miles: 19,686 Gallons: MPG:43.4 Total Vehicles: 6 Ford Escape SUV Miles: 88,270 Gallons: 3964 MPG: 22.3 Total Vehicles: 22

8 Greenhouse Gas Tons/Year 2005 Toyota Prius Dodge Stratus Ford Escape Jeep Liberty9.5

9 EPA Air Pollution Score 2005 Toyota Prius Dodge Stratus Ford Escape Jeep Liberty6.0

10 Middlesex County Sedan and Light Truck Fleet Mix Total Vehicles in 2006: 664 Total Hybrid Vehicles in 2006: 29 Total Hybrid Vehicles on Order: 7 Total 2007 Vehicles to be Purchased:35 Total 2007 Hybrids to be Purchased:4 Projected 2007 Hybrid % of Fleet: 6%

11 Bio-Diesel Demonstration Purchased 1000 gallon tank Purchased 80/20 diesel/bio mix Operated 7 Diesel Dump Trucks State rebate covers difference between bio-diesel and diesel fuel cost per gallon

12 1 st Quarter 2007 Results Miles Driven8815 miles Gallons 1968 gallons Cost per gallon$2.16 Total Cost$ Bio-diesel MPG4.47 Diesel Cost/Gallon$1.94 Past MPG8

13 Conclusions The case for hybrid is stronger for sedans than for SUV The case for hybrids is stronger as fuel cost per gallon increases Bio-Diesel at 80% diesel mix is not going to save money but no maintenance issues Alternative fuels will reduce pollution regardless of the cost scenarios


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