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The Federal Government used nearly 9 million gasoline-gallon equivalents of alternative fuel in 2010. The majority of the fuel used (92%) was E-85, a combination of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. The Government's use of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), compressed natural gas (CNG), and liquefied natural gas (LNG) has declined over the last few years. In 2010, electricity use grew due to a large acquisition of electric vehicles for the Federal fleet.

Federal Alternative Fuel Use, 2006-2010
Bar graph showing fuel consumption in gasoline-gallon equivalents for federal alternative fuels (CNG, electric, ethanol/E-85, LNG, LPG, and hydrogen) for the years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. For more detailed information, see supporting information below.

 

Supporting Information

Federal Alternative Fuel Use (Gasoline-gallon Equivalents)
Fuel Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
CNG 806,985 888,694 731,228 499,249 503,535
Electric 5,449 5,316 4,357 3,996 36,383
Ethanol/E-85 3,205,693 3,853,449 6,292,555 7,921,649 8,200,471
LNG 89,577 94,512 59,302 34,939 481
LPG 105,135 321,545 399,069 207,564 194,868
Hydrogen 0 0 38 431 790
Total 4,212,839 5,163,516 7,486,549 8,667,828 8,936,528

Source:
General Services Administration, 2010 Federal Fleet Report, Table 5-1.

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