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V2G Fleet Unveiled by the U.S. Air Force

November 17, 2014 in batteries, Electric Drive, event, EVs, Fleet Order, Infrastructure, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Largest Vehicle-to-Grid Project in the Country’ Feted at Los Angeles AFB

The U.S. Air Force and California Energy Commission celebrated deployment of a long-awaited fleet of 42 mostly V2G-capable vehicles at the Los Angeles Air Force Base on Friday. By letting charged EVs give electricity back to the grid when needed, vehicle-to-grid technology allows the fleet “to provide more than 700 kilowatts of power to the grid, sufficient power for more than 140 American homes,” the Air Force says, talking up V2G as a way to both save money and enhance security. updated November 18

Battery Tug Powered by Diesel

October 31, 2012 in Aviation, Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

A Lektro Vehicle via CTC for the U.S. Air Force

Battery electric tug specialist Lektro is testing an 8850-series electric tractor – with a Perkins diesel engine allowing it to charge itself – at Orlando Executive Airport in Florida this week.

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