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Electric Vehicles: A Matter of National Security

CleanTechnica's Nicholas Brown examines the U.S. militaries forays into use of electric drive vehicles and the role EVs can play in national security efforts.

Published: 17-Mar-2013

While electric vehicles are probably most tied to “being green,” another key societal benefit is that they increase national security, and the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) recently released a report about that as well.

There are multiple reasons for this. The most commonly touted and obvious one is that the United States relies heavily on Middle Eastern countries for petroleum, which is necessary for the production of gasoline and diesel.

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