02 Sep '11, 1pm

Los Angeles Air Force Base Goes 100% Electric Vehicles

Air Force officials unveiled a plan on Wednesday to establish Los Angeles Air Force Base as the first federal facility to replace 100% of its general purpose fleet with electric vehicles. All Air Force-owned and leased general purpose fleet vehicles on the base will be replaced with EVs. There are approximately 40 eligible vehicles, ranging from passenger sedans to two-ton trucks and shuttle buses. Vehicles used for force protection, tactical and emergency response vehicles are exempt. The replacement PEVs include fully-electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and extended range electric vehicles. The Department of Defense (DOD) sees this as the first step in its large-scale integration of EVs. Initial planning for the installation of charging infrastructure at Los Angeles AFB is already underway, and the vehicles could be in place as soon as January 2012. "With gas prices risin...

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