California raised its fuel economy standard to 38 mpg for state agencies that purchase passenger vehicles, according to a memo from the Department of General Services. The new standard begins July 1.
The rule replaces the 2008 minimum fuel economy standard of 27.5 mpg. The standard for light-duty trucks, vans, and sport utility vehicles remains at 22.2 mpg.
To obtain these averages, agencies must supplement vehicle purchases that do not meet the minimum fuel economy with vehicles that exceed it. The ruling affects all state organizations.
Source: Green Fleet Magazine