|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 13 Jan 2009 22:00:53 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] ENERGY: Army leases electric vehicles|
Army to lease 4,000 electric vehicles in energy saving push; picks
Chryslers to use on base
By STEPHEN MANNING AP Business Writer Chicago Tribune January 12, 2009WASHINGTON (AP) - The Army on Monday received the first of 4,000 electric vehicles that it plans to lease for use on bases, a deal the military says is the largest acquisition of such vehicles in the U.S. and comes as automakers are touting electric technology.
The fleet of small passenger vehicles and light trucks, called neighborhood electric vehicles, will be used for duties that include security and maintenance work at 40 Army installations in the U.S. The military estimates the initiative will cut its fuel consumption by 11.5 million gallons over the next six years and cost about $750 less per year per vehicle to power than their gas counterparts.
The initiative is part of an effort to "create a culture of energy awareness throughout the entire Army," said Paul Bollinger, the service's deputy assistant secretary for energy and partnerships.
... For the entire article, see http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-ap-army-electric-vehicles,0,4582229.story -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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