Current state of military hybrid vehicle development

Denise M. Kramer, Gordon G. Parker
2011 International journal of electric and hybrid vehicles  
Hybrid vehicles are common in the marketplace for passenger cars and commercial applications such as delivery trucks and transit busses. One of the biggest justifications for hybrids is their fuel efficiency. With fuel costs as high as $100 per liter in the battlefield it is remarkable that there are no deployed hybrid military vehicles. This is not due to a lack of investment in research and development, since much work has been done. The goal of this survey paper is to summarize past research
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doi:10.1504/ijehv.2011.044373 fatcat:vkiag5oys5eytgvdrcsvwksx6a