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Alternative Fuel Data Center

The Alternative Fuels Data Center offers a large collection of helpful tools. These calculators, interactive maps, and data searches can assist fleets, fuel providers, and other transportation decision makers in their efforts to reduce petroleum use.

Mobile Apps

Android users can now access the Station Locator app through the Google Play store. As with the original iPhone app version, users can access the Station Locator from their mobile device and find the 20 closest stations within a 30-mile radius. Results display either on a map or in a list with station addresses, phone numbers, and hours of operation. Also available for iPhone from the iTunes store. See what other mobile resources are available here.


Check out your cars efficiency using "My MPG". The "My MPG" tool on helps you calculate and track your fuel economy and compare it with EPA test ratings. You can also share your MPG with other users.

Electric Vehicle Handbooks

  • This guide is great for consumers looking to purchase an electric or hybrid car. It also dispels many of the most commonly held myths about PEVs and has a handy tool that finds the right electric vehicle for you!
  • A Plug-In Electric Vehicle Handbook for Consumers is available through the Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center website. The handbook includes information to help consumers make informed decisions regarding purchasing an electric vehicle.
  • A great resource for fleet owners is the Department of Energy's "Plug in Electric Vehicle Handbook." The online booklet is filled with a plethora of information about plug in electric vehicle basics, benefits, purchasing the right PEV, driving and maintaining the vehicles, and much more!

Idling Gets You Nowhere!

C5 launched the 'Idling Gets You Nowhere' campaign to reduce idling on the Central Coast! Congresswoman Lois Capps was the first individual to pledge to the 'Idling Gets You Nowhere' campaign. Idling a vehicle for more than 10 seconds not only pollutes the air, but increases how much fuel you use. We asked and are asking everyone to take the pledge to go idle-free! Simply go online to and take the pledge. Our goal is to get 1,000 community members to go idle-free. Help us reach that goal by taking the pledge today!

Alternative Fuel Video

Check out the new C5 video produced in conjunction with key stakeholders from San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.

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