Home » Uncategorized » U.S. Army goes hybrid for heavy hauling
Image_36220_tmimage.jpg

U.S. Army goes hybrid for heavy hauling

The U.S. Army is going green for their heavy hauling. They have ordered hybrid versions of the Heavy Expanded Mobility Technical Truck, or HEMTT, from OshKosh trucks, the exclusive maker of the HEMTT vehicles which the army uses for heavy hauling. The diesel hybrid models will increase fuel efficiency by 20%, which will make quite an impact since the vehicles only currently get 3-4 miles per gallon. It also uses regenerative braking to create up to 300 kilowatts of power, enough electricity to power a city block.

Besides the fuel savings, a major advantage of the hybrid version of the vehicle is the noise. Existing diesel HEMTTs are so loud occupants can’t converse, but the hybrid prototype is no louder than a typical sedan.

Since 70% of the cargo load for the vehicles is fuel, fuel savings mean that more fuel is available for other vehicles. No word on what the hybrid vehicles will cost the army, though it will likely be more than the $200,000 to $400,000 that the diesel versions run.

About T.O. Whenham

Check Also

wii-oculus-rift-hoverboard

Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.

131129-amz

Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.

131129-google

Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games

131129-gtab

Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...

131128-diy

Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.

131128-apple

No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.