QinetiQ, AM General to develop HED-powered Humvee

by Peter Felstead

A strategic collaboration between UK-based defence and security company QinetiQ and US automotive manufacturer AM General should see a prototype hybrid electric drive (HED)-powered High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV or Humvee) produced by the end of next year.

QinetiQ announced on 23 November that it had entered into a strategic collaboration agreement with AM General to demonstrate the viability of electrifying military land vehicles. The company conceded in that announcement, however, that the constraints of the Covid-19 pandemic had limited the project to producing a couple of virtual reality models of a HED-powered Humvee.

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