US Military & Electric Vehicles

Posted September 9, 2013 at 10:06am

Forbes reports that “the U.S. military is rewriting the rules of electricity-induced locomotion.”

“Rather than storing electricity supplied by the electric grid, the next-generation of electric vehicles may be designed to supply self-generated electricity to the electric grid.

“The U.S. military is integrating a variety of onboard electric generating technologies into combat and tactical wheeled vehicles.And for good reason.”

“As modern military operations have shifted away from historical modes of conflict where force-on-force combat occurred on a ‘front line,’ the distinction between combat and logistical vehicles has become. In today’s threat environment, logistics and other noncombat vehicles commonly encounter the same range of threats as combat vehicles.”