Sacramento, California - For the third year in a row, California has been named a “Top 100 Government Green Fleet” operator during the annual Green Fleet Conference held this year in Sacramento.

The state’s vehicle fleet was named 18th ‘greenest’ out of 100 public sector fleets in North America. The award, which is open to all federal, state, and local governments, is judged based on fleet composition, fuel and emissions, policy and planning, fleet utilization, education, executive and employee involvement, and supporting programs.

The award nomination, submitted on behalf of the state by the California Department of General Services, highlighted California’s commitment to Governor Brown’s zero emission vehicle executive order (B-16-12), as well as DGS’ continued development of sustainable fleet policies that emphasize the purchase of more fuel-efficient vehicles and the reduction of petroleum usage.