Keep productive: the IDF will use electric vehicles to officers.

ראש אט”ל בוחן את אחד הרכבים החשמליים. צילום: אט”ל

The first pilot will be delivered to eight army officers with electric vehicles to Colonel or higher, to examine the possibility of leasing electric vehicles for officers.

תאריך: 28/04/2013, 16:55    
מחבר: רוני צידון, אט“ל

The first pilot testing in electric vehicle integration, with the intention to bring about savings in fuel consumption and for the environment. Eight vehicles.
The officers will be handed over to electric Colonel or higher in an innovative pilot will take place in may, to examine the possibility of leasing electric vehicles for officers.

During the pilot, held in cooperation with better place, the cars will be on loan and installed temporary loading stations free on campus, Tel Hashomer, tzrifin, rolls and officers ‘ homes. The benefits of electric vehicles are, first and foremost, they don’t need gas or fat substitutions and their maintenance cost is low.
During the pilot checked their efficiency, infrastructures, and comfortable vehicles.

“The IDF has one of the largest fleets in the country,” explained רמ”ד passenger vehicles in the Logistics Department, Maj. Ilan Bitton,” thousands of private cars each. Every little change in the vehicle can result in efficiency and cost savings “.

Motorized pilot is the pilot hibridis. It’s about ten vehicles in September last year to Al, and they are meant to stay until September.
In the past eight months recorded 41% lower fuel consumption than a standard car, which translates to savings of approximately 4,000 shekels. Before the end of the pilot, Director General אט”ל
Kobi Barak, instructed the Department of logistics equipment to prepare the tender sale of vehicles
Time for hybrid רס”נים and Lieutenant. The second pilot is expected to get underway in the near future.

Extra effort and efficiency savings made in bidding for new leasing leases in which the army officers in vehicles 4500 degrees major and Lieutenant Colonel of tender will be held for the first time in 2010, and this time his technical criteria are expanded to fit as many companies
Leases in the race. The first index is inserted with gears. In addition, the window also diesel vehicles and the supplier, and you’d moved on, engine size.

According to estimates, the cost of leasing these cars will drop five-10 percent.
Apart from the fact that the three changes are cheaper–the vehicle itself, they also lead to savings of 10-15 percent gasoline. After getting the 2010 lowers leasing costs 15% compared to the preceding auction and thus saved tens of millions of dollars.

Translated from Hebrew