What policies apply to Government Owned Vehicles (GOVs)?

Policies and guidance documents that affect the operation and management of federal vehicles come in many forms: advisory bulletins, Government Accountability Office (GAO) Reports, Executive Orders, OMB Circulars, Office of General Counsel guidance, laws, regulations, and agency specific policies.

Listed are a few Federal Regulations to become familiar with:

  • Fleet Management Regulation (§102-34.50) - Agencies may only obtain the minimum size of motor vehicle necessary to fulfill mission and must obtain motor vehicles that achieve maximum fuel efficiency, limit motor vehicle body size, engine size and optional equipment to what is essential to meet your agency’s mission.
  • Executive Order 13693: Planning for Sustainability in the Next Decade
    • Reduce federal fleet per-mile greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30% by 2025 from a 2014 baseline
    • By 2020, 20% of new fleet acquisitions must be comprised of zero emissions and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (Increase to 50% by 2025)
    • Plan for refueling infrastructure that can record vehicle level refueling data
  • Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA)
    • Acquire only low-GHG emitting vehicles with some exceptions
    • MY17 Passenger Cars: 300 g/mile max CO2 emission (295 for MY18)
    • MY17 Light-Duty Trucks: 375 g/mile max CO2 emission
  • Energy Policy Act 1992/2005 (EPAct)
    • 75% of light duty vehicle acquisitions must be alternative fuel vehicles in metropolitan areas