The U.S. Navy took delivery of its first fully electric car this week, a brand new Chevy Volt.
“This vehicle will save 280 gallons of fuel per year,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy Tom Hicks. “This builds to our goals the Secretary of the Navy has laid out for us to reduce our petroleum consumption by 50% by 2015.”
Hicks accepted and tested the Volt on the Navy’s behalf Thursday in Arlington, Virginia. He says the 50% petroleum reduction goal is on top of the 30% reduction the Navy has already made in the last six years.