RENAULT TRUCKS Defense: pioneer of parallel hybrid drive for Defense

Presented on its stand at Eurosatory, the Electer parallel hybrid drive demonstrator from RENAULT TRUCKS Defense (RTD), the subject of an "advance design plan" (PEA) assigned by the French defense procurement agency DGA in 2012, has been tested in the past two years over a distance of more than 5000 km, half of which off-road.

Prefiguring how future military vehicles may be equipped, this PEA, presented prior to the tests in 2014, has demonstrated the reliability, robustness and high performance of this concept, over the course of two years of particularly demanding tests, under conditions similar to operational reality.

This PEA, assigned to RENAULT TRUCKS Defense on December 21, 2012, is now completed, with 7 different modes of operation validated and capable of being installed on RTD products, with a view to meeting the requirements of modern military operations.

RTD can therefore propose Hybrid mode for reduced fuel consumption, Stealth mode for silent running, Booster mode for a quick power boost to accelerate maneuvers, fast Recharge of the traction battery, APU with battery enabling silent standby with no onboard generators, APU with combustion engine offering high-level electric power, and Diesel, for traveling in fallback mode.


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