Fuel Management

Texas National Guard Using Mobile Electric Power System on Ford Explorers

November 20, 2012

The Texas National Guard has installed Energy Xtreme's mobile power system on six Ford Explorers.
The Texas National Guard has installed Energy Xtreme's mobile power system on six Ford Explorers.

AUSTIN, TX – The Texas National Guard is using Energy Xtreme’s mobile electric power systems in six Ford Explorers. These civil emergency response vehicles are in two of the Texas National Guard’s departments, Homeland Response Force and Civil Support. 

With the Guard using its fleet to respond to natural disasters, this system allows the organization to operate electrical equipment from their vehicles without needing to use a given vehicle’s engine.

The system also reduces the need to idle the vehicle. It can power each vehicle’s lights, onboard camera, computer, electrical equipment, and radio. Energy Xtreme added that the system extends vehicle life and reduces maintenance costs, as using the system means less wear and tear on the engine.

Another government entity in Texas that recently adopted this system for some of its vehicles is Fort Hood.

Comments

  1. 1. Frank Podgwaite [ October 23, 2013 @ 08:12AM ]

    Stop the need to idle without installing onboard equipment. The Medidock, for emergency vehicles and the Airedock for commercial trucks provide climate control and power without idling. Get the story at www.airedock.com ( follow link to Medidock)

 

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