Electric Vehicles for the Military Still a Pipedream

The Army for years has been making investments into the electrification of vehicles, but the widespread use of such technology won’t be feasible until the 2030s — or perhaps ever.

In a sprawling study, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, said battlefields of the future will require the Army to invest in a mix of energy sources, including jet propellant 8, diesel and renewable diesel, but all-electric vehicles are not yet practical — at least through 2035.

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