EcoCat Vehicle Selection Calculator

Fleet management flow chart

Replacement vehicle costs in a lifecycle framework. 

The calculator is an excel spreadsheet that facilitates wise fiscal and environmental decision making regarding campus mobility needs. The tool incorporates vehicle price, MPG, and CO2 emissions to calculate full lifecycle costs and emissions.  The spreadsheet allows users to customize fuel costs, annual mileage, and purchase price assumption.  It is pre-populated with a variety of vehicle classes currently useful for the university fleet.  The new update also allows users to add their own vehicles for analysis.

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(updated to include model year 2018 vehicles)

UNH Vehicle Selection Team:
Ray Myatt - Fleet Manager
Michael Durkin- USNH Purchasing (for multi vehicle or $35k+ purchases)
Steve Pesci- UNH Facilities ( Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) questions)

Before purchasing a vehicle for your department….

  • ECOCat Logo

    Let our team help you  review your current utilization and needs and identify best options.

  • If a new or replacement vehicles is needed - consider the benefits of alternative fuel vehicles (AFV).
    • Compressed natural gas (CNG) is currently $1.65 (Jan. 2018) per gal with a high speed refueling station here on campus.
    • B20 runs cleaner than conventional diesel and is also available on campus.
    • Electrics and hybrids produce the lowest emissions and have the highest mpg ratings.
  • Zipcar Logo

    Incorporate Zipcar into your transportation plans to cycle out low utilization fleets and control costs/mile. Departmental accounts are free.

  • Consider more sustainable transport for on-campus use, such as departmental bicycles.
  • For passenger sedans, UNH strives to purchase 4 cylinder vehicles which get >30 MPG combined EPA.
  • Use life-cycle in evaluating your final decision.


Helpful Links:

The US Department of Energy maintains the best single source of Alternative Fuel and vehicle selection information.

The US Department of Energy's Vehicle Calculator.