Hybrid stealth vehicle with diesel-electric technology unveiled by U.S. Army
We’ve had the US defense forces thinking green and putting efforts into using alternative fuels in a bid to wipe out reliance of fossil fuels usually sourced from foreign countries. Now, U.S. Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) pulled the veil of a Clandestine Extended Range Vehicle (CERV), a hybrid stealth vehicle using Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.’s Q-Force all-wheel drive diesel-electric hybrid technology. Producing 5,000 pounds and more of torque, this vehicle boasts an 80mph top speed and a fuel consumption reduction of up to 25% as opposed to vehicles of the same size.
With a light-weight chassis and an electric motor that kicks in when the diesel engine requires an extra thrust of power, this hybrid Army vehicle is sure to pull off a few gallons of fuel from the U.S. Army’s shopping list.