Mackenzie Eaglen & John Ferrari, Real Clear Defense: Teslas for the Army Today
Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Re-Compete Can Propel DoD’s Wheeled Fleet into this Decade
Reuters recently broke the news that Apple is developing revolutionary battery technology for electric vehicles, with a source describing the new tech as “like the first time you saw the iPhone.” Subsequent reports were skeptical—at a minimum, Apple has very little direct manufacturing expertise. Still, the tech giant’s decision to push forward in the electric vehicle market, despite established competitors like Tesla, is a reminder of how quickly electric vehicle technology is advancing. Despite a thriving commercial sector, the Department of Defense remains locked into a vehicle fleet with technology from the 1990s.
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WNU Editor: This is so long overdue.