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U.S. Air Force Unveils Fleet of 42 Electric Vehicles, Nissan Leafs Included, For V2G Tests

U.S. Air Force Unveils Fleet of 42 Electric Vehicles, Nissan Leafs Included, For V2G Tests

Using large fleets of electric cars to store energy and feed it back into the grid when needed has become a hot topic among researchers. While the idea is still many years away from being practical on a broad scale, several parties have expressed interest in "vehicle-to-grid" (V2G)... read more

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U.S. Army Fuel Efficient Demonstrator (FED) Bravo concept diesel hybrid-electric vehicle, April 2012

Army Diesel-Hybrid Concept: Twice The MPG, Just As Fierce As Humvee

For U.S. armed forces, green is mostly seen these days as accents in beige battlefield camo. But reducing the cost and risk of delivering very expensive diesel fuel in... read more May 4, 2012 by  1


 
GM's military fuel cell fleet

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars Don Camouflage, Join Army

A surprising number of technological innovations have been developed through the military, and subsequently found their way into daily use - microwaves, cell phone... read more February 28, 2012 by  1


 
The U.S. Army's Clandestine Extended Range Vehicle (CERV). Image: Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies

Will Military Necessity Push Hybrid Vehicle Development?

Delivering fuel on a battlefield is a difficult and dangerous proposition, not to mention the logistical challenges of getting the fuel there in the first place. A better... read more October 18, 2011 by  0


 

Why Buy Electric Cars? Iraq Vet Says: For National Security

Most Nissan Leaf owners are passionate about their electric cars, especially the earliest ones who've already taken delivery. But not all of them have served three tours of... read more June 8, 2011 by  2


 
REV 300 ACX

U.S. Army Goes Electric With Smart-Grid Enabled EVs

The U.S. military is hardly the first place you'd look to find an electric vehicle, but Canadian firm Rapid Electric Vehicles has just received a four-vehicle order from the... read more August 27, 2010 by  1


 
2009 Ford Escape Hybrid

Hybrids Are For Soldiers Too, Not Just Elite Effete Eco-Wimps

Yeah, yeah, we know. The only people who buy hybrids are the ones who want to show off their green credentials. They're effete, elite coastal residents who probably drove... read more May 13, 2010 by  1


 
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