INCORPORATE EFFICIENCY INTO BID SPECIFICATIONS

Including a minimum fuel efficiency standard for each vehicle class in procurement specifications results in only the most fuel-efficient vehicles being purchased. Specifications can also be written so that the smallest and most efficient vehicle in its class is purchased. If life-cycle costing is used, the cost of fuel should be weighted heavily so that fuel savings accrued over the life of the vehicle are sufficiently taken into account.

Vehicle specifications inĀ Louisville, Kentucky are based on the minimum power needed for a task, resulting in the purchase of smaller vehicles.