Greening the State Fleet

In recognition of the state's responsibility to minimize its environmental footprint and maximize its role in contributing towards the health of our environment, California State departments are adopting a green way of thinking about their fleet. Under the leadership of the Governor’s Office, California has undertaken an ambitious effort to promote a reliable, environmentally responsible and cost effective fleet.

Petroleum and
Alternative Fuel Usage
Light Duty Fleet
Breakdown of
ZEVs and Hybrids

Petroleum Fuel Usage

Alternative Fuel Usage

Summary of Fuel Consumption Breakdown

Petroleum Fuel Consumption

Alternative Fuel Consumption


Light Duty Fleet MPG and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions

Light Duty Asset Distribution

Breakdown of ZEVs and Hybrids (Cumulative)

Petroleum Reduction

In 2007, legislation was passed that established a goal of reducing or displacing the consumption of petroleum products by the state fleet by 10 percent in 2012 and by 20 percent in 2020 (compared to a 2003 baseline). As of January 1, 2017, the state met and exceeded 2020 goal of reducing petroleum consumption by 20 percent. For more details, see the full final report here.

Please see the chart below for the state's year-over-year progress in meeting these petroleum reduction goals.

Building upon the state fleet’s success in meeting the requirements of AB 236, the state has established a new petroleum reduction target of 50% (compared to a 2015 baseline) by 2030. Please see the chart below for the state’s progress in meeting the new petroleum reduction goal.

Fuel Efficient Vehicles

To further reduce petroleum reduction and greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions, in 2012 Executive Order (EO) B-16-12 was issued, mandating that at least 10 percent of state fleet purchases of light-duty (LD) vehicles are zero emission vehicles (ZEV) by 2015 and 25 percent by 2020. In 2016, 2016 ZEV Action Plan was issued, which increased the ZEV percent of state fleet purchases of light duty fleet assets to 50 percent by 2025. Additionally, in 2016 the California Department of General Services issued statewide policy that mandate five percent annual increases to the ZEV purchasing thresholds, starting in fiscal year 2017-18. Vehicles having special performance requirements necessary for the protection of public safety and welfare are exempted from this mandate.

Since the EO took effect the state has exceeded the annual ZEV purchasing thresholds in each given year and, as of 2018, has approved purchase requests for over 940 ZEVs.

Please see the chart below for the state's progress in meeting these ZEV purchasing goals.

State Fleet Composition
Total Fleet Count: 56,277 Vehicles
progress through the Most Recent Calendar Year Available
(percent change from baseline year)
Battery Icon - ZEVs
ZEV Adoption:
2011 New ZEVs
2015 vs. 2022
Leaf and Gear Icon - Hybrids
Hybrid Adoption:
1775 New Hybrids
2015 vs. 2022
Most Recent Calendar Year Available
Million GGEs
Total Petroleum Consumed
Total in State Fleet
Million GGEs
Total Alternate Fuel Consumed
Total in State Fleet
Million Lbs Co2
Total GHG Emissions