Published on March 12th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro6
Video: Army’s New “Fuel Efficient” Ground Vehicle In Jay Leno’s Garage
Nicknamed “the FED”, this next-gen ground combat vehicle is set to replace the HUMVEE and uses carbon fiber and aluminum, as well as a dual-charged (that means turbocharged AND supercharged) Cummins 4-cylinder diesel for motivation. Combined, these technologies result in a 30% fuel economy improvement, allowing the FED to achieve a remarkable seven miles per gallon.
You read that right; 7 mpg. Still considering the 15,000 pound curb weight, the 7 mpg rating ain’t too shabby. The U.S. military is the largest energy consumer in the country, and literally billions of taxpayer dollars are spent on fuel. This is why the military is experimenting with everything from algae fuels to corn oil.
Leno gets the walkaround of the FED in this next video, so make sure you check it out.