27 Apr '12, 7pm

US Army Shows Hybrid FED Bravo Concept

US Army Shows Hybrid FED Bravo Concept Published April 27, 2012 By Jeff Cobb Move over Humvee, the four-wheel-drive diesel hybrid FED Bravo may be ready to take your place. OK, well that’s not yet confirmed, but the U.S. Army’s “Fuel Efficient Demonstrator” (FED) was shown this week at the Society of Automotive Engineers 2012 World Congress, and the 12,500-pound hybrid has a lot of the right stuff. Powered by a 268-horsepower Ford 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 diesel driving a six-speed transmission, and sporting a "road-coupled parallel hybrid drive system," its front axle is turned by an electric motor, and the rear axle is linked to the hybrid fuel-powered and electric system. What's also innovative is the vehicle is capable of delivering electricity to remote areas such as in Afghanistan. On board is an 22.5-kwh A123 Systems battery pack, and combined with the big diesel, th...

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