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GM Defense selected for DoD energy storage project, showcases concept vehicles

29th June 2023 - 15:00 GMT | by Wilder Alejandro Sanchez in Washington DC


The Electric Military Concept Vehicle is a variant of the fielded nine-passenger Infantry Squad Vehicle developed for the US Army. (Photo: US Army)

GM Defense announced on 27 June that it has been selected by the DoD's Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) to prototype an efficient energy storage unit (ESU). The company also displayed its new Electric Military Concept Vehicle at Modern Day Marine.

Shephard spoke to Paul Beaker, GM Defense's chief engineer and director, advanced product development, at the Modern Day Marine expo in Washington, DC about the company’s new systems and concept vehicles.

GM will provide the Ultium platform for the DIU’s Stable Tactical Expeditionary Electric Power (STEEP) programme. ‘STEEP seeks to support tactical microgrid and energy management capabilities in austere locations, reducing logistical requirements and the reliance on fossil fuels as the primary energy source across the DoD,’ the company explained in a 27 June release. 

The Ultium ESU is ‘ideal’ for deployment to forward operating bases, where it can work independently or alongside

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Wilder Alejandro Sanchez


Wilder Alejandro Sanchez

Wilder Alejandro Sánchez is an analyst who covers defense & security, geopolitical, and trade issues …

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