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U.S. Navy Seeks Hundreds of EVs

August 19, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, Solicitation by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Would Be Suppliers Are to Register by Monday, August 24

Would be suppliers of hundreds of battery electric vehicles to the U.S. Navy in California are to register their interest with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command by Monday, August 24.

The U.S. Navy is looking to lease hundreds of electric vehicles in California.

The U.S. Navy is looking to lease hundreds of battery electric vehicles in California.

The Navy wants to lease 300 to 600 passenger-carrying EVs that seat at least four passengers and have a U.S. EPA-estimated range of 80 miles. It is replacing 308 Navy and 159 Marine Corps vehicles.

NavFac Southwest is gathering data to be used to fashion a formal solicitation.

Numerous Navy and Marine Locations

The agency says it expects to spend from $10 million to $15 million with a base contract of three years and two option years under Solicitation Number N6247315RVEH1.

The scope of work may include web-based telematics for handling mileage, speed, and onboard diagnostics data, roadside assistance, and maintenance.

The leased battery vehicles are expected to be deployed at Navy facilities in locations including San Diego, Point Loma, Coronado, El Centro, Seal Beach, Ventura County, China Lake, Lemoore, Monterey, and Miramar, and U.S. Marine installations at Camp Pendleton, Barstow, and Twenty-Nine Palms.

NavFac held a meeting on its EV acquisition plans in Sacramento on July 21 (F&F, July 8), and set the August 24 registration deadline yesterday.

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Source: NavFac Southwest with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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