This Humvee-based military off-road vehicle is a pretty ordinary machine.details here

When it comes to Hummers, you can’t ignore this off-road vehicle’s enormous association with armed forces around the world. Commonly known as the Humvee, the Humvee has been an integral part of armed forces around the world, providing mobility in some of the most treacherous terrains such as forests, mountains or deserts. Ever since the Hummer took on electric mantle, there has been speculation that the Wehrmacht is using a zero-emissions version of the off-roader. GM Defense’s latest project appears to be the result of this thought process.

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| Updated on: July 2, 2023 at 10:58 am

Developed by General Motors Defense, the Hummer EV-based military off-road vehicle comes with a diesel range extender.

General Motors Defense has unveiled a Humvee-based military vehicle that looks like an ordinary machine capable of taking on any type of terrain challenge. Even more interesting is the diesel range extender. The concept model, on display at the 2023 Modern Marine Corps Expo in Washington, is a tactical vehicle known as the Electric Military Concept Vehicle, or eMCV.

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Military vehicles based on the GMC Hummer EV use the same Ultium platform and drivetrain as the retail version of the Hummer EV. What sets it apart are design tweaks that make it more operationally valuable. Also, it lacks door panels, instead featuring open sides and an exposed roll cage. The front and rear also look tweaked, while the EV has higher ground clearance than the retail Hummer EV thanks to a sloping suspension. Redesigned bumpers ensure better approach and departure angles.

Speaking of power, the eMCV has a 200 kWh battery pack mated to a three-motor drivetrain. This all-electric powertrain produces a peak power of 1,000 horsepower. The rear motor provides torque vectoring, while the front motor is equipped with a locking differential. It rides on 37-inch tires with Fox shocks and heavy-duty brakes.

The eMCV is built on a tubular chassis, which saves a lot of weight compared to a regular Hummer EV due to the absence of body panels. However, these modifications affected the aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicle, resulting in reduced range. The eMCV can travel 482 kilometers on a single charge, compared to the standard Hummer EV’s 530 kilometers of range. However, a 12 kW diesel generator on board the vehicle ensures limited charging and propulsion capacity, slightly improving range.

First published date: Jul 2, 2023 at 10:58 AM CST

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