The U.S. Army aims to begin using electric-hybrid heavy-duty trucks by the middle of the decade, says Paul Skalny, deputy director of the U.S. Army’s National Automotive Center (NAC) in Warren, MI. He says the current Army fleet of vehicles needs to reduce fuel consumption 75% by 2010 but needs cooperation from heavy-duty truck makers to achieve this goal. “Our goal is to transform the U.S. Army to a lighter, more mobile, more fuel-efficient force…we’ll only get there with active ...

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