Joint Tactical Electric Vehicle
The hybrid Joint Tactical Electric Vehicle (JTEV), designed and built for the Marine Corps, demonstrates AeroVironment’s ability to rapidly develop an advanced, fully integrated system. This stealthy, high mobility vehicle was a ground- up design requiring the development of traction motor inverters, drive train, an actively cooled battery package equipped with an advanced battery management system, an engine-driven primary propulsion generator with converter, and a system controller containing hybrid electric control algorithms, vehicle control and instrumentation. The JTEV was designed and fabricated in 12 months. The success of this project enabled the Marine Corps/DARPA to begin the Reconnaissance Surveillance Targeting-Vehicle (RST-V) program, for which AeroVironment was contracted to develop a preliminary design.