Federal agencies reduced their fleet costs by $88 million in fiscal-year 2012, a 1.98% decrease over FY-2011 levels, according to the annual Federal Motor Vehicle Fleet Report released by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) in November. A 10,000-vehicle reduction helped contribute to the reduced fleet costs.
The federal fleet inventory in 2012 consisted of approximately 650,000 motor vehicles around the world. These vehicles drove more than 5 billion miles, consumed nearly 400 million gallons of fuel, and had operating costs of approximately $4.35 billion.
The 10,000-vehicle reduction represents a 1.5% decrease from FY-2011. Of these reductions, military agencies reduced their fleets by 5.02% and the U.S. Postal Service by 0.69%. Civilian agencies actually increased their fleet count by 0.57%. Civilian agencies also increased their miles traveled by 4.68%, while military agencies and the USPS decreased their miles traveled.
A 2011 presidential memorandum required that all new leased and purchased light-duty vehicles must be alternative-fuel vehicles by December of 2015. In 2012, 64% of all new light-duty vehicles leased or purchased were alternative-fuel vehicles (AFV), increasing the AFV count by nearly 5,000 vehicles. In 2012, AFVs represented more than 30% of the entire federal motor vehicle inventory. Civilian agencies have the most AFVs, increasing their AFV count by 11.9% to 90,173 vehicles in 2012. AFV counts in the USPS and military agencies decreased.
Finally, the GSA reported that agencies reduced petroleum consumption by more than 5% in 2012 after falling short of their annual 2% reduction targets in recent years.
Read a summary of the report here.