Oshkosh has received five new patents for technology featured in its hybrid-electric Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, the company announced Monday.
The patents relate to “the accessory drive approach, battery and inverter integration, and the range and capability of the Oshkosh vehicle,” the company said.
“The addition of these recent patents underscores our unique ability to deliver innovative solutions that meet the needs of our customer and advance technology for the tactical wheeled vehicle fleet,” George Mansfield, vice president and general manager of joint programs for Oshkosh Defense, said in a statement.
The hybrid version of the JLTV adds a 30-killowatt-hour battery that can power the vehicle for 30 miles, the company previously said. The hybrid engine reduces noise and provides better fuel economy.
The Army said last year that it wanted companies to prototype hybrid-electric JLTVs and humvees. Hybrid technology is a partial step toward electrification, and service officials have said it is more technologically feasible than full electrification for a vehicle the size of the JLTV with today’s technology.
Oshkosh said Monday that it has a portfolio of over 115 patents and pending applications related to the JLTV and eJLTV.