The U.S. Air Force has replaced its non-tactical vehicle fleet at Los Angeles Air Force Base with plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) as part of a test program of the vehicles’ reliability and their ability to support the electric grid.
|Commissioner Scott with Maj General Robert McMurry, Vice Commander of the Space and Missile Center|
The project includes federal, state and private partners, including the California Energy Commission, and will test the vehicles’ capacity as a low-cost mobile power source, allowing the base to continue functioning during electrical blackouts.
|Commissioner Scott looking at engine of Ford E350 hybrid electric bus|
Scott is the lead commissioner for Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, which is funding the demonstration. In a recent announcement the California PEV Collaborative, a public-private organization focused on accelerating the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles to meet California’s economic, energy and environmental goals, announced that Scott will become its chair in 2015-2016.