A new bill that would literally force the US military to transition their noncombat vehicles to electric was introduced in Congress by Democrats. The bill would require the military to transition all of their nontactical vehicles beginning October 1. The problem: The military has 174,000 noncombat vehicles.Some military leaders say that this transition will free up power for other critical systems. The legislation proposed Monday, which senators are seeking to include in the sweeping 2023 national defense policy bill, would push the military to accelerate its efforts to become more environment friendly. Sens. Hirono and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., are leading the legislation alongside Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., who introduced a companion bill in the House in April…
A subpanel of the House Armed Services Committee advanced a measure last week that would require each service branch to devise plans for transitioning every nontactical vehicle at a selected military installation to electric power by 2025. The new bill introduced on Monday
At a minimum of $55k each, that’s a huge chunk of change and taxpayers will pay for it. That doesn’t even count the charging stations that will be needed to run them, or the cost of replacement and disposal of the lithium ion batteries when they can no longer be charged (speaking of the environment). [Note: some military bases have already begun this process]. Minimum for transition of 174,000 noncombat vehicles: $9.75 Billion. And with electric vehicles it depends on the charge capacity, what kind of chargers work for that vehicle, the length of time it takes to recharge it, and how far you intend to drive with it.
Level 3 chargers are faster, in about 30-45 minutes, although that’s not the standard. Not all electric cars can handle the power. Level 1 is the slowest with least power, and level […]
They’re Trying to Shut Us Down
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