GM Protection to develop battery pack prototype for Division of Protection


GM Protection, a subsidiary of Basic Motors, was chosen by the Division of Protection’s (DoD) Protection Innovation Unit (DIU) to develop a battery pack prototype for testing and evaluation on Division of Protection platforms. DIU is the one DoD group targeted on accelerating the adoption of economic and dual-use expertise to unravel operational challenges at pace and scale.

GM Protection will leverage GM’s Ultium Platform as it really works to fulfill DIU’s requirement for a scalable design that can be utilized for tactical navy automobiles.


GM’s HUMMER EV Ultium battery pack

This award is a vital enabler for non-traditional protection companies like GM Protection to ship business applied sciences that help our prospects’ transition to a extra electrical, autonomous and linked future. Industrial battery electrical applied sciences proceed to mature. GM Protection gives a singular benefit with our capability to leverage confirmed business capabilities and the billions in GM investments in electrical automobile and autonomous automobile applied sciences with a purpose to assist present our prospects with essentially the most superior capabilities the business market can provide.

—Steve duMont, president of GM Protection

GM’s Ultium Platform is a mixed electrical automobile (EV) battery structure and propulsion system that may ship energy, vary, and scale past any earlier GM hybrid or prolonged vary EV expertise. Modular and scalable, the Ultium Platform makes use of totally different chemistries and cell kind components, making it adaptable to altering wants and new expertise insertions as they turn into accessible.

This award follows an identical announcement GM Protection made in July when the enterprise was chosen by the US Military to supply a GMC HUMMER EV Pickup for evaluation and demonstration. The award is meant to assist meet the navy’s requirement for a light- to heavy-duty battery EV that may help decreased reliance on fossil fuels within the operational and garrison environments.

GM Protection delivers built-in automobiles, energy and propulsion, and mobility and autonomy options to world protection, safety and authorities markets.


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