Ricardo PLC have developed a new vehicle, which could be the green saviour of the armed forces across the world. When implemented in a standard US Army Hummer the technology showed a 72% increase in fuel consumption in real world conditions.
The FED or Fuel-Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator features:
Built from scratch
Supercharged Cummins L4 Diesel Engine
568 lb Ft torque
Low rolling resistance Goodyear tyres
Solar panels on roof
Alcoa Defense developed aluminium structure
Drivetrain improvements from Ricardo
Made from steel, aluminum and carbon fibre
5 point seatbelts
Selectable 2 and 4 wheel drive
Improved acceleration even at full 7 ton payload
Built in 2011
Has been testing for 19 months
The FED had a thorough going over by Jay Leno earlier this year, heres the video!