As the military continues to move away from dependence on fossil fuels. So the Defense Department plans to spend $20 million. But, on what? On a fleet of electric vehicles. However, they are unique in their ability to export their own power. Then to moreover offset their cost.
So Camron Gorguinpour made several comments. Moreover, Gorguinpour is the special assistant to the assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations. As well as environment and logistics. In addition, the department expects to lease about 500 electric vehicles at six different installations. All took place several years ago. All are modified versions of electric vehicles. I mean already on the market They are with costs ranging from $30,000 to $100,000.
Providing sustainability to grids
“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,” Gorguinpour said.”The Air Force has the lead on the project, which envisions Los Angeles Air Force Base becoming the first federal facility to replace everything from passenger sedans to shuttle buses with electric versions.”
In short, “The three main criteria we’re focused on is reducing fleet expense, enhancing mission capabilities and meeting our energy efficiency goals,” Gorguinpour added.
Manufacturers have been producing electric cars for years. But, the department expects to use these idle, charged vehicles to resupply power grids at times of peak demand, thereby providing stability to stressed electrical grids and, in the process, generating a financial return for the government. “It’s about being able to deliver electricity on demand. It will be a sizable amount of power when all of the vehicles are aggregated together,” Gorguinpour said.
Concurrent Technologies Corp. conducts scientific and technical projects for the government. Most noteworthy, the company is under contract to select the first noncombat vehicles for the electric fleet. In addition, they are also constructing charging stations. Finally, to accommodate a fleet that can deploy to up to 30 military installations.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2013 –
Source: Electrifying Times