An electric vehicle being charged. Photo by Chris Jennewein

The Navy is continuing efforts to exploit clean energy by leasing up to 600 standard electric vehicles for use at bases in San Diego and elsewhere across the southwest.

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command office in San Diego issued a request for proposals on Tuesday. Deliveries are expected to begin in August.

The vehicles would used at Navy facilities in San Diego, Point Loma and Coronado, Marine Corps bases at Mirarmar and Camp Pendleton, as well as other facilities in Southern California and Arizona.

In August the Navy signed an agreement with San Diego-based Sempra to get a third of the electricity for bases in the Southwest from solar power.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.