Oshkosh Receives Federal Funding for HEV Drive

September 04, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

Oshkosh Truck Corp. (Oshkosh, WI) was selected recently as an industry partner for hybrid-electric technology applications for military vehicles. The selection was made by the National Automotive Center and includes a grant to integrate its ProPulse hybrid-electric system into its HEMTT military truck model as part of a working alliance with the Southwest Research Institute.

"The selection by the National Automotive Center for us to refine this groundbreaking technology for the US military is a major vote of confidence in the work Oshkosh has already done. Our unique, alternative drive technology has the potential to revolutionize heavy truck performance, to bring it to a level never seen before. Hybrid-electric technology in smaller vehicles is not new, but Oshkosh has taken a leadership role in making it affordable and practical for tough, severe-duty applications such as military or fire trucks," said Robert Bohn, Oshkosh's chairman, president and CEO.