Recharging, battery density remain biggest obstacles to truck electrification, Army tells Congress

By Ethan Sterenfeld / May 28, 2021 at 10:33 AM
The most significant obstacles to electrifying the Army’s tactical wheeled vehicles are creating a recharging infrastructure and increasing the energy density of batteries, service officials told the House Armed Services tactical air and land subcommittee at a May 27 hearing. Because of those challenges and the need to wait for mature technologies, the Army will take a series of small steps toward vehicle electrification, said Michael Cadieux, the director of the Ground Vehicle Systems Center. “Electrification, to the Army, represents...

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