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Vehicle Laws, Requirements & Information

TVA along with all other Federal Agencies is required by the Energy Policy Act (EPAct05) and Presidential Executive Order (E.O.) 13423 to reduce fuel use in its vehicles. Specifically TVA must:

  1. Ensure that, if the agency operates a fleet of at least 20 motor vehicles, the agency, relative to agency baselines for FY 2005, reduces the fleet’s total consumption of petroleum products by 2% annually through the end of FY 2015
  2. Increase the total fuel consumption that is non-petroleum-based by 10% annually, and use plug-in hybrid (PIH) vehicles when PIH vehicles are commercially available at a cost reasonably comparable, on the basis of life-cycle cost, to non-PIH vehicles.
  3. Increase the purchase and use of alternative fueled vehicles.
  4. Ensure that contracts entered into for contractor operation of agency owned facilities or vehicles require the contractor to comply with all the EO requirements to the same extent as the agency is required.

Additional requirements are listed in the links below:

Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct92)

Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct05)
TVA Guide

Executive Order 13423 - Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management
TVA Guide coming soon
Instructions For Implementing Executive Order 13423

Tennessee Valley Authority Compliance Strategy for E.O. 13149 - is a description of strategies being taken to reduce TVA’s vehicle energy use.

Additional Resources:

TVA "Simple Guide to Vehicles" - is a comparison chart showing TVA vehicle miles per gallon, ownership, and fuel costs.



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