GM Applies EV Technology to Tactical Military Vehicles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) has selected GM Defense to create a battery pack prototype for Department of Defense Platforms testing and analysis. GM said it would be using its Ultium Platform to create a scalable design, suitable for tactical military vehicles.

DIU is a Department of Defense organization that deals with incorporating in modern technology with the U.S. military. GM said that it is the companies mission to use their technologies for global defense and government customers.

Steve duMont, president of GM Defense, said the award is crucial to GM’s transition to a “more electric, autonomous and connected future.”

“Commercial battery electric technologies continue to mature,” he said. “GM Defense offers a unique advantage with our ability to leverage proven commercial capabilities and the billions in GM investments in electric vehicle and autonomous vehicle technologies in order to help provide our customers with the most advanced capabilities the commercial market can offer.”

The Ultium platform allows for more adaptability to new and changing technology as it comes out, said GM.

In July, GM was also selected by the U.S. Army to provide a GMC Hummer EV pickup for analysis and demonstration. GM said the award is for the creation of a light- to heavy- duty battery EV with reduced fossil fuel usage.

Source: General Motors

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.