Hybrid electric power to fuel Army vehicles

Researchers from the U.S. Army and the University of Wisconsin-Madison team up to develop new hybrid-electric vehicle designs with customized engines and electric drivetrains like this one credited to work performed in conjunction with the university’s Engine Research Center.

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — The U.S. Army awarded the University of Wisconsin-Madison a four year, $11.5 million contract for research that’s expected to lead to new designs of multi-fuel capable hybrid-electric engines for future Army air and ground vehicles. Researchers expect to begin work this fall...

...“The University of Wisconsin-Madison is well-situated to contribute substantially to the understanding and development of the advanced technologies needed by the Army for multi-fuel capable engines and hybrid-electric propulsion systems,” said David Rothamer, principal investigator for the project team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“The university has unique capabilities and research strengths in these areas as a result of the faculty, staff, and facilities of the Engine Research Center and Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium. We look forward to working with the Army Research Laboratory and other project partners to address critical Army needs.”...

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Ken Notes: This could prove huge for the state. I hope they can work with Oshkosh Truck as well...



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