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Canoo delivers Light Tactical Vehicle (LTV) to US Army for testing

In July, Canoo won a US Army $67,500 prize to create a “light-to-heavy duty battery-powered electric vehicle (BEV) or new mass-electric hybrid vehicle, for analysis.” and Government performance.” The Texas-based startup has just delivered a prototype Light Tactical Vehicle to the US Army. Based on the pickup truck the company launched last year, the LTV has been upgraded to go further, carry more, and endure more abuse. Air leaf spring replacement, redesigned joystick for slight lift and increased suspension travel, 265/65 19 mil-spec Goodyear arranger buttons increase ground clearance and trail ability. The dual-motor drivetrain produces 600 hp.

The kevlar carbon plates on the Canoo frame are slightly modified to add ballistic protection, details like the spare tire mounted between the bed and the cabin that are intended to be another deflection point for targeted projectiles. cabin. Pick-up ports lower to create a flat area that can hold two pallets, anchor points running around on three sides. Gear hatches – a la Rivian R1T — double the number of steps to the bed to receive guests. The dashing infantry entered the spacious cockpit through the large, tall doors. Passengers have a flat space in front to place equipment or peripherals such as drone controls.

The army will be testing several electrification and EV programs throughout 2023, from this Abrams Main Battle Tank to this Canoo and a raw Ultium the battery word background common engine. Canoo also has wheels that spin at NASAThe US space agency recently used the Canoo Lifestyle vehicle to transport astronauts from the launch center to the launch pad for the Artemis mission to the moon.

In civil use, Canoo has sold goods and saved his life when Walmart ordered 4,500 delivery vans this summer; Before that, Canoo wasn’t sure he had enough money to last for the year. With the construction a manufacturing facility and a battery plant in Oklahomaplus plans to build 20,000 delivery vans and Lifestyle Vehicles by the end of next year, it’s likely the rest of us will be on the Canoo soon.


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