VetCars – an Electric Vehicle Pilot Program for U.S. military veterans

VetCars-electric-vehicles-veteransRange anxiety seems to be the next enemy for former American soldiers.

The industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation who supplies electric car charging stations is working with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to create the pilot “VetCars” program, which will instruct veterans how to install and service infrastructure for electric vehicles, Green Car Reports says.

Many U.S. military veterans will be qualified among the future installers. They will also earn a certificate which shows that are qualified to maintain the advanced batteries used in electric vehicles.

As a part of Electric Vehicle Pilot Program the Autoflex Company will install Eaton’s electric vehicle charging stations. The program is expanding beyond the first five original test cities: Washington, D.C., Detroit, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco.

Under this program, since October 2010, more than 60 electric vehicle charging stations have been installed at various Federal departments and agencies. At the end of the year is expected that more than 40,000 electric vehicles will be on the U.S. roads.

Meanwhile more vets who get connected to electric vehicles – which can be fuelled from a variety of renewable electric sources – the more effective a voice they may become when they will come back home.


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Posted by on June 25, 2012. Filed under Electric vehicles. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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