US Army FED – Fuel-Efficient Demonstrator

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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
  • 200 HP
  • 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
  • Suicide doors
  • 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!


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