U.S. Army Rolling Out 4,000 Electric Vehicles

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The day of the Jeep is over

The U.S. army is rolling out 4,000 small electric cars and trucks on 40 small military installations in the United States.

The army is leasing the environmentally-friendly vehicles, replacing those that are powered by gasoline.

The military says there are plans to replace thousands more non-combat vehicles in the future.

“It will be offset multiple times by the reduction and consumption of 11.5 million gallons of gasoline over the six-year life of these vehicles,” Secretary of the Army Pete Geren said. “And this acquisition of 4,000 NEVs will allow the Army to meet 42 percent of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act requirement for a two percent annual petroleum consumption reduction through 2015.”