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“Alternative Fuel With Low Carbon Intensity” means any transportation fuel that is less polluting than gasoline or petroleum diesel fuel, as determined by the California Air Resources Board and that is shown to have lower lifecycle carbon emissions than gasoline or petroleum diesel. Alternative Fuels with Low Carbon Intensity may include, but are not limited to: natural gas; propane; biofuels from low carbon, sustainable and preferably local sources; hydrogen produced from low carbon and/or renewable sources; and electricity.
"Alternative Fuel Vehicle" means any motor vehicle powered by alternative fuel with low carbon intensity.
“Bus” means any passenger vehicle with a seating capacity of more than 15 persons.
"City" means City and County of San Francisco.
"City Administrator" means the City Administrator, or his or her designee.
"Department" means any officer, board, commission, department or other division of the City and County of San Francisco. Department does not include the San Francisco Unified School District, the San Francisco Community College District, the San Francisco Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure, or the San Francisco Housing Authority or any other local, State, or Federal agency.
"Emergency Vehicle" means any vehicle publicly owned and operated that is used by a public safety officer for law enforcement purposes, fighting fires or responding to emergency fire calls, or used by emergency medical technicians or paramedics for official purposes. For purposes of this Chapter 4, "Emergency Vehicle" shall also mean any vehicle used by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner or the Department of Animal Care and Control for official duties. Unless equipped with lights and sirens, vehicles used for primarily administrative functions such as passenger transport shall not be considered an “Emergency Vehicle” for the purposes of this Chapter 4.
“General Passenger Van” means a Passenger Vehicle that meets the criteria of a Federal Highway Administration Class 3 Vehicle that is not a pick-up.
"Greenhouse gas (GHG) or greenhouse gas emissions" means and includes all of the following gases: carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. The City Administrator, in consultation with the Department of the Environment, shall determine the method by which these emissions shall be measured.
“Light-Duty Passenger Vehicle” means a Passenger Vehicle that meets the criteria of a Federal Highway Administration Class 2 Vehicle that include all sedans, coupes and station wagons primarily for the purposes of carrying passengers, and comprising of no more than five seats in addition to the driver’s seat.
"Light-Duty Truck" means any motor vehicle, with a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating of 8,500 pounds or less, that is designed primarily for purposes of transportation of property or is a derivative of such a vehicle, or is available with special features enabling off-street or off-highway operation and use.
"Motor Vehicle" means a self-propelled vehicle.
“Passenger Vehicle” means any motor vehicle designed primarily for transportation of persons and with a design capacity of 12 persons or less.
“Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle” means a vehicle with both an electric motor and a gasoline engine, as determined by the California Air Resources Board. It can be fueled using both electricity and gasoline.
"Public Safety Department" means the Police Department, the Sheriff's Department, and the Fire Department. For purposes of this Chapter 4, "Public Safety Department" shall also include the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the Department of Animal Care and Control.
"Purchase" means to buy, lease, or otherwise acquire the right to use.
"Remove from service" means to complete filings with the California Department of Motor Vehicles either to remove the City as the motor vehicle owner permanently, or to register the motor vehicle as non-operational for the relevant fiscal year.
“Vehicle Selector List” means a document issued by the City Administrator, in consultation with the Department of the Environment, which provides emissions data for Light-Duty Passenger Vehicles, light-duty pickup trucks, and vans with a gross vehicle weight under 8,500 pounds. The Vehicle Selector List will consider estimated long-term costs and emissions, and when Zero Emission Vehicles are unavailable in the marketplace, identify vehicles that have emissions as low as practicable and efficiency ratings as high as practicable.
“Zero Emission Vehicle” means a vehicle that produces no emissions from the on-board source of power, as determined by the California Air Resources Board.