Photo of the cover of the 2016 Vehicle Buyer's Guide, featuring a white SUV driving on a road with fall colors.

Annual guide helps you compare and evaluate alternative fuel vehicles to make sound purchasing decisions

The Clean Cities 2016 Vehicle Buyer's Guide is now available online. Consumers and fleet managers have relied on the annual guide for years as a comprehensive and unbiased source of information for evaluating alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) options.

Today, hundreds of light-duty AFV and advanced technology vehicle models can be purchased. For example, the 2016 model year features more than 90 AFV and hybrid electric vehicle models, including more than 50 flex-fuel vehicles. This guide provides model-specific information such as information about the manufacturer, fuel economy, vehicle specifications, energy impact, and emissions ratings. Drivers can use the information to identify options, compare vehicles, and make more informed purchase decisions.

Of particular importance to fleet managers, AFVs not only reduce petroleum use and save on fuel costs but help meet federal, state, and municipal requirements for reducing carbon. In fact, there are now more than 20 million light-duty AFVs on American roads.

For those who prefer to make vehicle evaluations and comparisons online, the Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Search tool on the Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) is convenient and interactive. The database includes medium- and heavy-duty vehicles as well. For a guide specific to medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, download the Clean Cities Guide to Alternative Fuel and Advanced Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles or order a copy through the EERE Publication and Product Library.

New AFV offerings roll out continuously, and neither the documents nor the database are absolutely inclusive. If you are aware of a new offering or model change, please alert the Clean Cities Technical Response Service Team so we can update the information.