Army will work with EnerDel, which is expected to work with the Army
Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center for 18
months. The company is expected to help develop four prototype
power systems that could be used in the new XM1124 Humvee.
is an opportunity to showcase the true
capabilities of the EnerDel technology in conditions that demand
the highest levels of safety, performance and reliability, EnerDel
President Rick Stanley said in a statement. "In keeping
with a long tradition, we also expect that innovations perfected here
will have important benefits for the commercial markets."
XM1124 Humvee has been in development for some time, with each branch
of the U.S. military trying to go green. Millions of dollars
are spent each year to fuel aircraft, ships, tanks and other military
vehicles -- President Obama and other government insiders have
expressed interest in increasing development of biofuels and more
Compared to the current Humvee, the
XM1124 has faster acceleration, a higher maximum speed, and is more
fuel efficient. It's unknown when it will be used in future
troop deployments, but the Army is working with contractors to ensure
the new hybrid vehicles have the necessary armor and features
quote: Some would argue that having a hybrid [anything] for [any purpose whatsoever] is a bad idea to begin with [because it conflicts with their warped political worldview].
quote: It's not like making it a hybrid actually brings any advantages.
quote: The last thing you would want in a mission critical situation is unproven, overly complicated, and a more failure prone vehicle to depend on.
quote: Basically, any old BS pretext that superpowers usually use when invading another country.
quote: I don't think so and I'm not American.