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Air Force debuts first plug-in electric vehicle fleet

By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

The Air Force is debuting the first federal facility to replace its entire general-purpose fleet with plug-in electric vehicles Nov. 14. Miranda Ballentine, assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment, and energy, will preside over the unveiling ceremony at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California.

This fleet will be the largest operational vehicle to grid, or V2G, demonstration in the world consisting of 42 vehicles including sedans, pick-up trucks and mini vans. The V2G technology means they can discharge power onto the utility grid to improve power quality and temporarily relieve congestion.

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