Oshkosh unveiled a silent JLTV hybrid with a 30 kWh battery

WASHINGTON — The American company Oshkosh Defense, owned by Oshkosh Corporation, based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, US, presented a hybrid vehicle for the ground or navy forces. On January 25, the company issued an official press release giving more information about the new product, which could be used in battles and intelligence.

Oshkosh unveiled a silent JLTV hybrid with a 30 kWh battery
Photo credit: Oshkosh

eJLTV is the first of its kind hybrid-electric Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, say Oshkosh. eJLTV is designed to serve both the land [infantry] forces of a country’s army and the navy itself. The performance of the hybrid-electric product is exactly the same as the base model, but the company says that eJLTV has a silent drive, significantly improved fuel economy, and increased power.

eJLTV is powered by a 30 kWh battery that can be charged in two ways: while the vehicle is running or at rest. The battery is lithium-ion and takes 30 minutes to charge. The company says charging the battery while the vehicle is moving eliminates the need for any electrical infrastructure or a towing generator. Oshkosh points out another advantage of its new eJLTV – reduction of fuel consumption by nearly 20%.

Oshkosh unveiled a silent JLTV hybrid with a 30 kWh battery
Photo credit: Oshkosh

BulgarianMilitary.com recalls that the US government has decided to resume the JLTV program in 2022. According to preliminary information, the Pentagon is ready to award a contract for the production of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle worth nearly $ 6.5 billion for the production of an additional 15,000 vehicles. US defense companies expect this to happen in September this year, hoping the deal will guarantee JLTV production over the next five years with the possibility of extension.

Oshkosh reveals that their work on the design and production of their new product eJLTV has taken several years. John Bryant, executive Vice President of Oshkosh Corporation and president of Oshkosh Defense, hopes eJLTV is an appropriate solution for the U.S. military that will allow the Pentagon to electrify its fleet of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles without compromising off-road performance or superior protection.

“While the U.S. Army has not requested a hybrid-electric JLTV as part of the JLTV recompete, the eJLTV proves that Oshkosh Defense has the team and technical capabilities to produce this highly capable vehicle today,” Bryant concluded.

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