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GM will build prototype Ultium battery packs for the US military

Synthetic enginethrough it GM Defense subsidiary, will build one the battery prototype package for Department of Defense for testing and analysis. The agency’s Defense Innovation Unit was looking for a scalable design that could be used in electrified versions of the tactic. military vehicle.

The battery pack will be based on GM .’s Ultium Platformit is using to power itself tram. Because of the type of battery cell it uses, Ultium is billed as a modular and scalable system that can be tailored to different needs, so it can fit the bill for army.

GM said the military wanted a light to heavy duty EV for use in operational and garrison environments to minimize fossil fuel use. As a result, that would reduce the military’s carbon footprint emissions.

This is not the first partnership GM Defense has established with the military. In July, the company signed an agreement with the US Army to supply an electric Hummer to experiment. Last year, GM Defense president Steve duMont said the company would build an electric military vehicle prototype based on Hummer EVs.

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