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Miranda Ballentine: Air Force Demos Electric, Hybrid Vehicles for Energy Reduction Push

Miranda Ballentine
Miranda Ballentine

The U.S. Air Force showcased a fleet of electric and hybrid vehicles at the Los Angeles Air Force Base on Nov. 14.

The service collaborated with California energy suppliers and regulators to develop the safety and technical aspects of the demonstration, the Air Force said Friday.

“It’s part of a much larger Department of Defense focus on energy security, energy supply assurance, energy resiliency and energy demand reduction,” said Miranda Ballentine, assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and energy.

The vehicles incorporate a vehicle-to-grid system to charge from the electrical grid and return power when not in use in order to help balance demand and supply.

The Air Force plans to conduct V2G demonstrations in other bases in the future.

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