Nissan's EVs Armed For Ultraman X
The U.S Navy is moving forward with its plan to lease up to 600 passenger electric cars for Navy and Marine Corps installations located in California.
The latest announcement is to lease from 400 to 600 BEVs (only pure electrics are being considered) for 12 months with options for 24- or 36-month extensions.
While the U.S Navy limits itself to all-electric cars, there are still plenty of military-grade EVs these days - from Nissan's Ultraman X (armed as standard), to Tesla's veteran edition Model S & X, or even Fiat's 500e Stormtrooper Edition. There are also electric motorcycles like Zero MMX too.
"In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Part 12, this procurement will be processed as a commercial item acquisition. This procurement consists of one solicitation with the intent to award one IDIQ Facilities Support Contract Services to commercially lease between 400 and 600, 100% electric vehicles for use at the Navy and Marine Corps installations located in California including but not limited to: Naval Base San Diego, Naval Base Point Loma, Naval Base Coronado, NAF El Centro, Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Naval Base Ventura County, Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Naval Air Station Lemoore, Naval Support Activity Monterey, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, MCB Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twenty-Nine Palms. Services to be performed under the resulting contract may include the following Facilities Support (FSC) Services: passenger vehicle leasing, providing web-based telematics services, roadside assistance services, and preventative maintenance services.
This is an UNRESTRICTED procurement - any size business may submit a proposal. The basic contract period will be for 12 months, with two (2) 12-month options for a total maximum duration of 36 months. The Government will not synopsize the options. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 532112 and the size standard is $38.5 million dollars."
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