US electric truck maker Atlis Motor Vehicles announced the signing of a collaborative agreement with a US Military supplier to jointly design and produce new technology to convert military vehicles such as gasoline or diesel-powered High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) into electric vehicles.
Under the agreement, the technology can be sold to third-party customers, including the United States and international allies. The partnership will utilize Atlis’ XP platform to build a series of “Class 1-2 light to medium-duty trucks”. The reason cited for utilising the Atlis platform is that “The XP is the only full suite EV skateboard solution to convert a traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle to an EV.” In addition, the flexibility of the type of vehicle that can utilize the platform to electrify is also lauded.
“We’ve always said that anyone who does work should be able to do it in an electric vehicle, without any compromises,” said Mark Hanchett, CEO of Atlis Motor Vehicles. “This also applies to the men and women of the US military. The XP platform is the basis to create a variety of emissions-free vehicles that can achieve the same performance characteristics of petroleum-powered products needed by the armed forces.”
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