Friday, January 11, 2013

DOD Electric Vehicles

DOD Electric Vehicles Will Supply Power to Local Grids
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2013 – As the military continues to move away from dependence on fossil fuels, the Defense Department plans to spend $20 million on a fleet of electric vehicles unique in their ability to export their own power and offset their cost.

Camron Gorguinpour, special assistant to the assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and logistics, said the department expects to lease as many as 500 electric vehicles at six different installations beginning later this year. All will be modified versions of electric vehicles already on the market with costs ranging from $30,000 to $100,000.

“What we have identified is a path forward that will allow us to bring electric vehicles into our fleet that are less costly than conventional vehicles,” he said. read more>>>

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