U.S. Navy Mulling Giant Fleet of New EVs in California


The U.S. Department of the Navy is planning to lease approximately 300 to 600 passenger-carrying electric vehicles (EVs), with an initial focus on its sedan fleet, to be used at various Navy and Marine Corps installations within California.

According to a government notice, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command is holding a forum to facilitate an interactive EV leasing discussion with industry partners. The event will be held on July 21 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the California Environmental Protection Agency's headquarters building in Sacramento.

The notice says the event will provide an opportunity for Navy leaders and industry representatives to exchange innovative ideas on how the Navy may lease EVs in California and leverage current state and federal monetary and/or tax incentives.

The Navy is interested in exploring topics associated with EV leasing, including availability, warranties, maintenance, liabilities, charging infrastructure support and other considerations, the notice continues.

Participants desiring to attend the forum must register by company, attendee name and associated email addresses. Furthermore, the Navy is encouraging industry representatives to submit questions prior to the forum in order to facilitate discussions.

For additional information on the event, read the full government notice here.

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