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THE COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF ZERO-EMISSION VEHICLES FOR MILITARY POLICE PATROL AT MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON

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Authors
Vacchio, Daniel M.
Subjects
Executive Order 14057
cost-benefit analysis
cost-effectiveness analysis
electric vehicles
zero-emission vehicles
light-duty vehicles
pursuit-rated vehicles
military police patrol operations
energy-resilience
energy-security
Marine Corps Installations
installation security
base defense
police pursuit vehicle
PPV
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Nussbaum, Daniel A.
Tick, Simona L.
Date of Issue
2024-03
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Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School
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Executive Order 14057 requires all federal government agencies to transition to vehicles that do not generate carbon pollutant emissions. While environmentally conscious, this order has unique implications for law enforcement agencies that rely extensively on police vehicles to ensure the security of their communities. My research examines the changes that law enforcement agencies may realize in transitioning to a zero-emission fleet. Specifically, I perform a cost-effectiveness analysis that compares the Dodge Durango police pursuit vehicle (PPV), the most common gasoline-vehicle in use by the Marine Corps, to the Chevrolet Blazer PPV, a newly developed zero-emission PPV. I analyze cost data from the General Services Administration and vehicle test results from Michigan State Police for model year 2024 police vehicles. As a result, I find that the Blazer is 40% more effective than the Durango, but over a seven-year period, the zero-emission PPV is 14% ($537-thousand) or 27% ($1.1-million) more expensive depending on the type and quantity of charging infrastructure procured to support the fleet. However, the zero-emission fleet is 26% ($2-million) or 19% ($1.4-million) less expensive when accounting for the social cost of carbon. I recommend the Marine Corps further this research by commencing limited-scale implementation with the Blazer PPV.
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Department of Defense Management (DDM)
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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