The Department of the Air Force and the Defense Innovation Unit have partnered to deploy electric vehicle charging as a service solutions. According to DIU, the joint EV CaaS project operationalizes DAF’s Climate Action Plan as well as Executive Orders 14008 and 14057. The CaaS solutions deployment will be at six U.S. Air Force installations.
The DAF-DIU partnership aims to prototype a CaaS business model to rapidly scale across the DAF to support its transition to a decarbonized fleet.
DIU sourced the solutions and selected vendors through the Commercial Solutions Opening process. TechFlow and Leidos, the chosen vendors, will deploy prototype EV charging facilities and analyze differentials across various potential business models.
DIU Energy Program Manager Justin Martin said the project seeks to deliver infrastructure and prototype “a process that wraps around a business case for electrotechnology.” He went on to note that the government and its industry partners will work to promote expanded access to charging for government and privately-owned vehicles.