Understanding the application of electric propulsion in defence

Babcock is working with the Ministry of Defence to help the British Army understand the defence application and constraints of electric propulsion. Partnering with electric vehicle (EV) experts, Electrogenic, we have converted four in service military Land Rovers, (two protected vehicles and two general service), from diesel to EV using a drop-in kit and modified battery system.

The vehicles are being put to the test by the Armoured Trials and Development Unit in a series of experimental battlefield and military scenarios which will assess performance over steep terrains, wading and towing, and different climate-related conditions. George Woollard, Head of Research and Development Programmes, Babcock’s Land Sector, recently spoke with Anita Hawser at Defence Procurement International about the project.

Read the article, ‘The Land Rover lurches ahead’, here.