British Army goes green with trial of hybrid military vehicles

Following a £3 million investment, armoured vehicles will be fitted with electric technology, which will offer quieter mobility, sustainability benefits and increased stealth capability

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The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has announced the British Army will be trialling hybrid-powered vehicles in a bid to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels.

Following a £3 million investment, armoured vehicles will be fitted with electric technology, which will offer quieter mobility, sustainability benefits and increased stealth capability.

The innovative hybrid electric-drive system will be developed by armour technology manufacturer NP Aerospace.

Defence Minister Jeremy Quin, said: “These tests will ensure our Armed Forces have the latest, safest and most efficient technology while continuing to support prosperity across the UK. They represent a potential opportunity to improve our vehicles’ sustainability and military effectiveness.”

Lieutenant General Richard Nugee said: “It is great to see the Army testing electric vehicles that will benefit not only our world-class personnel but also our planet.”

These trials are part of the department’s strategy to reduce its carbon and greenhouse gas emissions.