Posted: May 23, 2013 at 8:26 pm
Ricardo Inc. says the American General HMMWV vehicle its team modified with existing technologies delivers better performance and 72% greater fuel economy than the standard Humvee vehicle.
Fuel-Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator
The so-called Fuel-Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator (FED) is fitted with a supercharged I-4 Cummins engine, modified drivertrain, low-rolling-resistance Goodyear tires and a new aluminum chassis developed by Alcoa Defense.
The FED was built in 2011 at Ricardo’s facility in Detroit in cooperation with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center in Warren, Mich. The vehicle has since completed 19 months of evaluation at several test facilities, including the Army’s Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland.