Leidos – The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) recently awarded Leidos (NYSE:LDOS), a FORTUNE® 500 science and technology firm, a new Other Transaction prototype contract to offer a multi-base Electric Vehicle Charging-as-a-Service (EVCaaS) deployment for the Department of the Air Force.
“We look forward to supporting the Air Force’s journey to a clean energy future,” stated Bill Johnson, Senior Vice President and Operations Manager at Leidos. “With this award, Leidos will leverage our expertise decarbonizing complex systems to deliver quick and resilient solutions, with minimal impact expected to the critical missions of the Air Force.”
The Air Force’s fleet of over 49,000 non-tactical vehicles will be able to shift to zero-emissions via EVCaaS.
Leidos will design and install a contemporary, resilient, scalable, and secure power infrastructure solution under this contract. This will provide the resources required to charge and ready the Air Force’s fleet of non-tactical vehicles at several facilities across the continental United States.
“Leidos’ innovative solution sets a new precedent for how federal organizations can leverage third-party finance and commercial best practices to rapidly electrify their mission,” said Tristan Bannon, Leidos’ Executive Director for Renewable Energy and Climate Technologies. “Further, by integrating energy storage, this project should enhance the Air Force’s non-grid-dependent installation energy resilience and serve as a learning model across the Department of Defense.”