Improving Resiliency and Decreasing Greenhouse Gas Emission by Transitioning to Electric Vehicles

NCMS Project #: 142200

Problem: There is a consensus among experts that Earth’s climate is rapidly changing as the result of human activity – both natural and artificial.  To mitigate the forces impact on the climate crisis, the Army can electrify one of the largest non-tactical fleets of vehicles within the Department of Defense (DOD) and is a leading candidate to demonstrate the maintenance and cost effectiveness, as well as the sustainment efficiency of Electric Vehicle (EV) solutions – specifically for non-warfighting mission sets.

Benefit: Outcomes from this effort will serve as an example for a multitude of organizations facing similar maintenance, sustainment, and resiliency challenges posed by transition to EVs.

Solution/Approach: The objective of this initiative is to provide fleet electrification expertise to plan, design, and deliver an integrated approach addressing full site fleet, facility, maintenance, sustainment, and fuel conversion with tailored guidance for all stakeholders.  A successful outcome will demonstrate integration of EVs into active Army fleet optimization planning and operations while efficiently using supply chains, infrastructure, industry and government partnerships, and continuous improvement practices with no negative impacts to the mission and increased site-level resiliency for Army installations.

Impact on Warfighter:

  • Decrease maintenance and sustainment costs 
  • Reduce dependence on fossil fuels 
  • Increase installation resiliency 
  • Improve local air and environmental quality 

DOD Participation:

  • Deputy Chief of Staff (DCS) G-9 Installations

Industry Participation:

  • Guidehouse LLP
  • NCMS

Benefit Area(s):

  • Cost savings
  • Maintenance avoidance and reliability
  • Positive environmental impact
  • Safety
  • Improved readiness
  • Energy efficiency
  • Reliability improvement

Focus Area:

  • Reliability improvement (hardware)

Final Report