US Navy solicits bids to lease 400-600 EVs

Prius Plug-In (Charged EVs)

Maybe they’re tired of going to war for oil, or maybe they just like to be frugal with taxpayer dollars – whatever the reasons, the US military continues to show a good bit of interest in electrifying its vehicle fleet (and in developing microgrids with V2G technology).

In July, the US Navy announced plans to lease several hundred passenger EVs, to be used at various Navy and Marine Corps installations in California. Now it has formalized this in a solicitation of bids. The Navy plans to award one contract to lease between 400 and 600 100% electric vehicles.

The contract may also include support services such as web-based telematics services, roadside assistance, and preventive maintenance.

This is an unrestricted procurement – any size business may submit a proposal.

 

Source: Green Car Congress