1st of 4 BEVs With V2G Capability From REV Delivered to the Army

REV ACX conversion unit
In brief: Rapid Electric Vehicles (REV) has delivered the first of four Ancillary Power Vehicles (APV) to the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Center (TARDEC).

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Make/Model: APV Manufacturer: Rapid Electric Vehicles

The word

REV ACX conversion unit

The APV is so named because it has a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capability, which TARDEC is requiring of all new-technology vehicles in order to provide power in the field without the need of a separate generator.

The new vehicle is being built in partnership with Honeywell Aerospace and will use REV's bi-directional charging capabilities as part of this micro-grid demonstration program that TARDEC is running.

Three REV 300ACX and one REV 300 AZX vehicles are being fitted with the V2G to become APVs. The base vehicles are Ford Escape and F150 (respectively) trucks that have been converted by REV. REV purchases the rolling chassis from Ford directly.

The vehicles feature a 125kW AC motor, a single-speed eGearDrive system (221lb-ft / 300Nm) with a 120 mile range city/highway. The APV addition allows the stored power in batteries to be released and converted for 120V use outside of the vehicle.

And so ...

REV is one of several companies participating in TARDEC's micro-grid program.

Photo credits: REV

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