Last November, Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks announced the Pentagon’s plan to fleet up with electric vehicles (EV), replacing all the approximately 170,000 “non-tactical” cars and trucks. The idea inside the five-sided building is to jump on President Joe Biden’s green energy bandwagon, but not all at once. First, tactical vehicles – the go-to-war machines – will be hybrids relying on both petroleum and electricity. So, for a while, U.S. combatant commanders won’t have to convince the enemy to install charging stations as U.S. forces move past the frontlines. However, as Liberty Nation’s Caroline Adana recently reported, the pitfalls facing the Department of Defense (DoD) in an all-EV world look daunting.
Take just one example of problems the DoD must overcome. Keeping the Defense Department’s non-tactical vehicles charged will depend on a robust electrical grid syste...
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