Could GM’s hydrogen fuel cell research pact with the U.S. Army help push hydrogen to the forefront of alternative fuel use?
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The U.S. Army is considering a “lightweight” diesel-electric hybrid truck to replace the Humvee in combat operations.
While electric cars are usually considered a bastion of leftie liberalism, a huge supporter of alternative energy sources has been the U.S. military. One benefit of technolgies like solar power and electric vehicles is their off-the-grid capability. The Fort Carson Army base in Colorado is undergoing an experimental “microgrid” that will use electric vehicle batteries to provide backup power in the event of a large scale power outage.
Major automakers are all going green, as are many government militaries who see the battle for limited oil resources as a major flashpoint going forward. The U.S. government has just awarded Saft with $1.3 million to continue developing a lithium-ion battery system for the next-generation of Army Ground Combat Vehicles, or GCVs.
While some people like to push the idea of hybrid and electric vehicles as some sort of socialist agenda, the U.S. Military is engaging in all sorts of alt-fuel and hybrid vehicle projects. BAE Systems has been working to develop a hybridized Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) that uses 20% less fuel than current vehicles. The […]