Army's Clean, Green, Fighting Machine

U.S. Military Experiments With Hybrid Fuel-Cell Truck.

Published: 16-Jan-2003

General Motors and the U.S. Army have unveiled a new truck built to reduce fuel consumption and assist soldiers that need to work stealthily in the field.

The truck is a militarized version of the Chevrolet Silverado with a Duramax diesel engine. The V8 is coupled with a hybrid electric system, which reduces fuel consumption.

"We have a vision that if we could be an all-electric army, particularly in our vehicles, we'd reduce significantly the impact on the logistics burden that we currently have," says Maj. Gen. N. Ross Thompson III, the commanding officer of the Army's Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM).

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