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Chevrolet Impala CNG Bi-Fuel. Photo from General Motors

Annual guide makes it easy to find alternative fuel vehicle options

The Clean Cities 2014 Vehicle Buyer's GuidePDF is available now online and for order through the EERE Publication and Product Library. Fleet managers and consumers have come to rely on the annual buyer's guides to evaluate available alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), and the 2014 edition promises to be the most popular guide yet.

Historically, consumers and fleet managers looking for AFVs had just a few options available directly from manufacturers. Today, there are more than 17 million light-duty AFVs on the road,* and a buyer's options are numerous. For example, the 2014 model year features nearly 200 AFV and hybrid electric vehicle models, including more than 85 flex-fuel vehicles.

The buyer's guide helps consumers navigate these options. It features a comprehensive list of 2014 light-duty alternative fuel and advanced vehicles, grouped by fuel and technology. It also provides model-specific information, such as vehicle specifications, manufacturer suggested retail price, fuel economy, energy impact, and emissions. Drivers can use the information to identify options, compare vehicles, and make more informed purchase decisions.

Prefer to do your vehicle evaluations and comparisons online? See the Light-Duty Vehicle Search on the Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC). This handy, interactive tool allows you to select multiple vehicles, across multiple model years, and compare them side by side. Select one or more vehicles, and the tool provides key information (e.g., fuel economy, engine size, and transmission type) for each model. The database is updated regularly as new vehicles are identified.

If it's a heavy-duty vehicle you're looking for, pick up the Clean Cities Guide to Alternative Fuel and Advanced Medium- and Heavy-Duty VehiclesPDF or browse the Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Search on the AFDC.

Please note that, with new offerings continuously rolling out, neither the documents nor databases are absolutely inclusive. We welcome your help alerting us to new offerings or model changes.

* Source: R.L. Polk

  • Erik Nelsen, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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