Tools & Guides


doe-logoThe AFLEET Tool provides three calculation methods depending on the user’s goals:  Simple Payback Calculator – estimates a simple payback of purchase of a new AFV compared to a conventional counterpart using acquisition and annual operating costs, as well as average annual petroleum use, GHGs, and air pollutant emissions.  Total Cost of Ownership Calculator – estimates the net present value of operating and fixed costs over the years of planned ownership of a new vehicle, as well as lifetime petroleum use, GHGs and air pollutant emissions.  Fleet Energy and Emissions Footprint Calculator – estimates the annual petroleum use, GHGs and air pollutant emissions of existing and new vehicles, taking into consideration that older vehicles typically have higher air pollutant emission rates than newer ones.


GREET Carbon and Petroleum Footprint Calculator

Argonne-NL_logoThe Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program has enlisted the expertise of Argonne to assist in measuring the petroleum displacement and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and off-road equipment. Argonne has developed the GREET Fleet Footprint Calculator for Clean Cities stakeholders to estimate these values using simple spreadsheet inputs.


Vehicle Cost Calculator

vehicle_cost_largeThis tool uses basic information about your driving habits to calculate total cost of ownership and emissions for makes and models of most vehicles, including alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles.



Clean Cities 2014 Vehicle Buyer’s Guide

cleancitieslogoToday more than ever before, auto manufacturers are helping drivers and fleets reduce petroleum use, save on fuel costs, and cut emissions by offering hundreds of light-duty vehicle models that take advantage of alternative fuels and advanced technologies. Inside this guide is a comprehensive list of such vehicles for 2014.


U.S. Department of Energy 2014 Vehicle Fuel Economy Guide

FuelEconomyGuidecover2014_0 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) produce the Fuel Economy Guide to help car buyers choose the most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets their needs.





Kentuckiana Aire Education (KAIRE) Idle Free

kaire_idlefree_resizeIt might be sitting still, but an idling car is really very busy. Even the most efficient cars and trucks burn gas and wear down their engines while they idle, and that costs you money!




National Renewable Energy Laboratory Fuel Finding Map


Use the NREL interactive map to locate alternative fuel stations, vehicle density, and production facilities along with additional links and resources.


Digital online interactive GIS map of Alt Fuel Stations in KY

arcgisLooking for alternative fueling stations in the state of Kentucky? Look no further! The digital online interactive GIS map of alternative fuel stations provides you with all the information in the commonwealth.



EPA Green Vehicle Guide

epaEPA developed the Green Vehicle Guide to help you find information on vehicles that are more efficient and less polluting. Reducing vehicle emissions and increasing your fuel economy helps the environment and your wallet.



EPA SmartWay (heavy duty)


SmartWay is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses create more sustainable supply chains by moving freight in the cleanest most fuel-efficient ways possible.

Idle Free Business Toolkit 

Clean Cities Guide to Alternative Fuel Commercial Lawn Equipment


A single commercial lawnmower can annually use as much gasoline or diesel fuel as a commercial work truck. Powering commercial lawn service equipment with alternative fuels is an effective way to reduce petroleum use. Alternative fuels can also reduce pollutant emissions compared with conventional fuels. Numerous biodiesel, compressed natural gas, electric, and propane mowers are available to help keep the grass green and the nation clean.


AFDC Petroleum Reduction Planning Tool


This planning tool helps your vehicle fleet reduce petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Create a comprehensive plan for your fleet by using several savings methods. If your fleet includes multiple vehicle types, add more vehicles to each method.