Does a building inspector need to drive a full size sedan? Probably not, but in many local governments sedans are still the vehicle assigned to staff, regardless of how appropriate the vehicle is to the duties that they perform. Matching duty requirements of staff to the smallest possible vehicle for the task is a critical component of a Green Fleets program. Smaller vehicles should be substituted for larger vehicles by phasing them in as new vehicles are purchased or by selling larger vehicles.

By purchasing 150 Dodge Neons instead of larger sedans Metro-Dade County, Florida is reducing its fleet CO2 emissions by 600 tons a year.