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BAE’s Big GCV Gets Ready to Roll

October 6, 2013 in batteries, Electric Drive by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Series Hybrid Electric Is to Serve the U.S. Army for a Generation

BAE Systems is getting set for first quarter trials of its 60- to 70-ton, 1,400-horsepower Ground Combat Vehicle for the U.S. Army. The twin-engined, series hybrid electric is to see service for 30 years or more, and its versatile architecture could find application not only for the armored troop carrier in development now, but for new Army tanks and heavy recovery (tow) vehicles, says program manager Deepak Bazaz.

BAE Touts Hybrid GCV Drive Tests

August 26, 2013 in Electric Drive, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

2,000 Miles of Hybrid System Evaluation on ‘Hotbuck’ Unit

BAE Systems reports completion of 2,000 miles of tests of the hybrid electric driveline for the U.S. Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle on its “Hotbuck” rig in Santa Clara, Calif. The tests indicate that a hybrid GCV will have greater agility, acceleration and maneuverability than a comparable mechanical system, and that the hybrid vehicle will use up to 20% less fuel than a conventionally powered GCV.

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