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GM Defense charts course for electric future at IDEX 2023

24th February 2023 - 18:00 GMT | by Harry Lye in Abu Dhabi


At IDEX, GM Defense showcased the Infantry Squad Vehicle (left) and Next Generation Light Tactical Wheeled Vehicle (NGLTWV) (right). (Photo: GM Defense)

GM Defense forged closer ties with the UAE at the Emirati defence show and touted its electric vehicle capabilities.

GM Defense president Steve duMont told Shephard that the 'future is electric' at IDEX 2023 in Abu Dhabi.

The US vehicle maker showcased its progress in electrification at the show, highlighting its battery capabilities and a hybrid armoured vehicle being pitched to the US Army.

GM Defense is leveraging massive investment to the tune of billions of dollars in vehicle electrification to pull through technology to the defence space.

However, the electrification of vehicles is not just about the planet, with hybrid and electric platforms offering militaries tactical advantages in power generation and silent drive.

Rather than leapfrogging from traditional vehicles

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Harry Lye


Harry Lye

Harry Lye was Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

Harry joined the company in 2021, …

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