Army seeks fuel efficient future


Army seeks fuel efficient future

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Researchers from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command’s tank and automotive center presented a new kind of vehicle to Pentagon officials July 12.

A team from the Tank, Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center in Warren, Mich. brought the Fuel Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator (FED) Alpha to the Pentagon courtyard to show Alan Shaffer, Principal Deputy Director, Defense Research and Engineering for the Department of Defense and Army officials a sample of the kind of work they’re doing to reduce fuel consumption on the battlefield as well as oil dependency.

The FED Program resulted from the Defense Science Board: Energy Security Task Force findings, which prompted OSD to sponsor the FED Program to address energy conservation needs.

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