US Forest Service October 2011. Energy Challenge: Cost and National Security. Mandates for Change. Present Situation. US oil demand is 19.15 MBPD and 2/3 is used for transportation US spends $1B per day importing oil 5 billion gallons of fuel used in military operations in 2010 ($13.2B)
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Mandates for Change
“They’re roomy enough to hold supplies for a full day’s work are easy for my workers to operate and are safe to drive”– Wisc State Park Superintendent
“In the winter when our gas-powered vehicles won’t start, we use our E-Ride vehicles instead, in specific applications. They always start right up regardless of the temps. In fact, they’re parked outside every night—no garage—and they start just fine” – University of Wisconsin, Madison
Battery positioning: ease of maintenance and efficient cabling
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