Military planners in the U.S., Europe and Scandinavia are pressing ahead with development of hybrid diesel-electric armored vehicles, convinced of the advantages they will provide in efficiency, fuel consumption, plug-in mobile electric power and noise reduction. However, after millions of dollars and years of research, the technology is not quite ready for prime time. There's been more ink spilled over hybrid technology than fuel saved, and the message from the U.S. Defense Dept., at ...

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