New U.S. Navy Electric Trucks Sport Solar Panels
They may not be sexy in a Top Gun kind of way, but the U.S. Navy’s continued investments in clean technologies for use throughout its operations recently extended to Pearl Harbor via 36 new electric vehicles. These new two- and four-passenger trucks and cargo vans are from Vantage Vehicle International out of California, who get the chassis for the vehicles from China and add the electric components at their domestic location.
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Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii specifically has taken the three dozen electric vehicles into its inventory and plans to first distribute them to outfits already making use of slow moving vehicles and who have electric charging stations in place. All of the models from Vantage Vehicle that are