NOVA-NREL Optimal Vehicle Acquisition Analysis (Brochure)

Heidi Blakley

    Research output: NRELBrochure


    Federal fleet managers face unique challenges in accomplishing their mission - meeting agency transportation needs while complying with Federal goals and mandates. Included in these challenges are a variety of statutory requirements, executive orders, and internal goals and objectives that typically focus on petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions, alternative fuelvehicle (AFV) acquisitions, and alternative fuel use increases. Given the large number of mandates affecting Federal fleets and the challenges faced by all fleet managers in executing day-to-day operations, a primary challenge for agencies and other organizations is ensuring that they are as efficient as possible in using constrained fleet budgets. An NREL Optimal Vehicle Acquisition (NOVA)analysis makes use of a mathematical model with a variety of fleet-related data to create an optimal vehicle acquisition strategy for a given goal, such as petroleum or GHG reduction. The analysis can helps fleets develop a vehicle acquisition strategy that maximizes petroleum and greenhouse gas reductions.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages4
    StatePublished - 2011

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/BR-7A30-50064


    • AFVS
    • agency transportation needs
    • alternative fuel use increase
    • alternative fuel vehicle acquisitions
    • federal fleets
    • federal goals and mandates
    • fleet budget management
    • fleet managers
    • GHG emission reductions
    • nova analysis
    • optimal vehicle acquisition analysis
    • reduce greenhouse gas emissions
    • reduce petroleum consumption


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