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.