The US military is required to implement an all-electric vehicle fleet by 2030

| April 28, 2023

Senator Ernst voiced concerns about the requirement to transfer the military’s non-tactical vehicles to an all-electric vehicle fleet by 2030. Ernst addressed this as placing “combating manmade global warming” ahead of the military’s lethality. Ernst asked if we could get there by 2030. In response, Jennifer Granholm, Secretary of the Department of Energy, answered, “I do.”

From Fox News:

Granholm’s remarks came during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing following questions from Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, who asked the Biden administration official whether she supports the military’s adoption of an “EV fleet by 2030.”

“I do, and I think we can get there, as well,” Granholm said. “I do think that reducing our reliance on the volatility of globally traded fossil fuels where we know that global events like the war in Ukraine can jack up prices for people back home… does not contribute to energy security.”

“I think energy security is achieved when we have homegrown, clean energy that is abundant like you see in Iowa,” Granholm added. “We think we can be a leader globally in how we have become energy independent.”

A fleet of electric vehicles for the military — which Ernst referred to as an “expensive, unreliable product” — will reportedly cost billions of dollars.

Granholm’s comments come amid a push from those at the top to put forth green energy solutions during a time of uncertainty and foreign conflict, such as Russia’s war with Ukraine and the ongoing tension between China and Taiwan.

Earlier this month, President Biden signed an executive order “further embedding environmental justice into the work of federal agencies to achieve real, measurable progress that communities can count on.”

Titled “Revitalizing Our Nation’s Commitment to Environmental Justice for All,” Biden’s order, according to the White House, makes it “clear that the pursuit of environmental justice is a duty of all executive branch agencies and should be incorporated into their missions.”

Fox News has the article here.

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Old tanker

This lunacy has to end soon or there won’t be a country left.


Super! Can’t wait to hear who gets the contract for installing charging stations behind enemy lines…or a Mobile Environmental Hub (M’Eh). Maybe it could be run by Super Charging Hub/Longrange Onsite Network Groups (SCHLONG) with very long extension cords? Shiny

Hack Stone

Don’t be an idiot. It’s intuitively obvious to even the most casual of observers is that prior to any attack, Combat Engineers will install chicken wire over the battlespace, and combat vehicles will have a pole attached to the combat vehicle for to provide power. Just like the bumper cars on Coney Island.

jeff LPH 3 63-66

Those bumper cars at Rockaway Playland were great at the time


“…reducing our reliance on the volatility of globally traded fossil fuels…”
We’ll just rely on cobalt and other materials mined in Africa by child slave-laborers.
Oh, and the bonus is the mines are controlled by Chy-na.
After seeing all the devastation in Ukraine, all the Army would have to do is drag a hundred or so diesel generators and tanker loads of diesel fuel to charge up said vehicle because the electrical infrastructure/power grid is completely smashed. Oh, those recharge times for all your support vehicles won’t slow down your tactical vehicles at all <heavy sarcastic voice>. Not that you can gas up a HUMVEE in a few minutes <more sarcasm>. Better to take 45 minutes a pop to “save the environment” in the middle of nuclear exchange.
Further proof the Biden Regime is purposefully destroying America.

Nobody, not even Elon, has addressed how the fuck they are going to get all the limited amounts if materials needed for the millions of EV’s batteries they want to build.


Elon’s having a lot of difficulty with his Teslas these days.


That tends to happen to us males as we age.


Ever since that vasectomy, my teslas just don’t produce much energy.


Greensanity strikes again.


Makes sense. Here I was, all late GenX mechanic joining the Army (finally) after 9/11 and lamenting the fact the vehicles were all automatics… Manual transmission loses fluid? It’ll get you out of the kill zone. Battery dies? Got the push start option. Automatic transmissions do neither. Of course, my worries are thankfully just that, as I’ve not heard of many situations where a fluid pan or battery has cost lives, but hey, it’s possible.

Now we’re looking at an all-EV fleet of non-tactical vehicles in seven years. The Recruiter in Nowhere, North Dakota, not having a proper charging station but having to drive 7 hours to MEPS might be a little disadvantaged…

jeff LPH 3 63-66

How about the passenger cranks one of those WW2 portable crank generaters that can be kept on ones lap while the vehicle is traveling. Worked on the Pacific islands when electricity was used to operate radios and morse.


We had those for the AN/GRC-109 radio system used by Special Forces ODA’s. You couldn’t crank one long nor fast enough to charge a large vehicle battery, let alone run an electric motor.


Here is the link to a video of the subject hand-crank generator in use in the RVN:

This thing only puts out about six to seven volts. Anyone here think you can run even a jeep on six volts?


Note that the xmtr is CW.


Yup, that is the only way we communicated by our long-range radios, which were originally designed for OSS and CIA agents. The AN/GRC-109 was an updated version of the CIA’s RS-1. SF commo to the SFOB was by encrypted five letter code groups sent via a morse code burst device.


Gen Z will be up the creek if the vehicle doesn’t have WiFi.


“I pledge allegiance to the [Green Mandates of My Betters], and to the [Utopia] for which it stands, one [trans]Nation[al Racket] under [windmills and solar panels], []divisible [by zero], with [conformity] and [Environmental] [J]ustice for all” 

and all the doubleplusgood citizens say “Awoman“.

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Coming soon:


Oh, FFS! Man PULL-EEEEASE! This Good Idea Fairy just needs to crawl back up the Sparkle Ponied Unicorns azz and ESAD! My FIRST (ht2 R-D) thought was to throw the Chromie thru the window. I can replace the Chromie, but that pert near 200 year old wavy glass is hard to come by. These mofos are trying to make me forget my Christian Upbringing. I decided instead, since I needed to make a provision run to the Little Big Town, to crank up my V8 ICE F150, drive down to COP Timber Ranch, fire up Little Josey (The Gray Rider), and burn up about 2.5 gallons of 96 octane REAL GAS. Burned the carbon off the injectors and blew the dust offen them Rockford Fosgates. That Long and Winding Road proved, once again, that tho I might have just one (1) more Silver Dollar, I’m not gone let them catch this Midnight Riding Ramblin’ Man.

To quote “Big O”…”I’ve Got Dreams…dreams to remember…”


Now, now, now, Big Guy…. Let them make fools of themselves. Stand there and watch those batteries set themselves on fire. (Are they lithium? Lithium fires are nearly impossible to stop.)

Anna Puma

I thought every vehicle, save staff cars, was tactical in the Army…

These people are making Robert McNamara and his Whiz Kids look like certified geniuses.


You ain’t lying.


“Senator Ernst voiced concerns about the requirement to transfer the military’s non-tactical vehicles to an all-electric vehicle fleet by 2030.”

Let me know when every staff car for Flag Officers and SES sd well as DOD political appointees in the military District of Washington have been replaced with them.


“Specialist? Can you tell me where HQ is located?”

“Yes, Sir. Just follow the plumes of battery fire smoke.”

“We’ve already begun the artillery barrage?”

“No, Sir. The battery fire smoke…”


“See that 150 feet of Cat-5 LAN cable… ?” in OIF I.

Honor and Courage

Glad I won’t have to be there to see the Battery Powered Medivacs. That’s gonna be Ugly.