U.S. Military Testing EVs As Battery Backups For Bases

While electric cars are usually considered a bastion of leftie liberalism, a huge supporter of alternative energy sources has been the U.S. military. One benefit of technolgies like solar power and electric vehicles is their off-the-grid capability. The Fort Carson Army base in Colorado is undergoing an experimental “microgrid” that will use electric vehicle batteries to provide backup power in the event of a large scale power outage.

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Saft Gets Greenlight For Army Hybrid Tank Battery System

Major automakers are all going green, as are many government militaries who see the battle for limited oil resources as a major flashpoint going forward. The U.S. government has just awarded Saft with $1.3 million to continue developing a lithium-ion battery system for the next-generation of Army Ground Combat Vehicles, or GCVs.

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Outrage Follows Pentagon Purchase Of 1,500 Hybrids Including Chevy Volts

If any entity knows how important it is for America to cease its reliance on oil, it is the U.S. Military. With dozens of different alt-fuel projects in the works, the military is exploring all options when it comes to reducing their use of oil. This apparently includes a large order of 1,500 plug-in vehicles, a large majority of them Chevy Volts.

Cue the outrage!

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