• Oct 12, 2010
Nation-E has revealed its converted Hummer H1, a fully electric, mobile energy supply designed to bring power to areas crippled by extraordinary circumstances likes floods, tornadoes, blackouts and other unpredictable disasters. Appropriately called the Angel H1, Nation-E describes its converted Hummer as a go-anywhere vehicle that has the ability to access remote locations and bring electricity not only to stranded electric vehicles, but also to buildings, hospitals and any other facility that needs juice in emergency situations. Yep, it's a battery-powered savior disguised as a automotive behemoth.

Equipped with a 60 kW battery, the Angel H1 could provide power for satellite and communication devices in remote areas and even provide enough juice to keep mining operations and construction sites operational when a lack of grid power threatens to shut them down. Nation-E has not reveled pricing for its Angel H1, nor has it released full specs, but the vehicle will be on display at the eCarTec exhibition in Munich, Germany later this month.

Nation-E's first product/idea was the Angel-Car, which is also a mobile power center, this time designed specifically for stranded electric vehicles and housed in more conventional vehicles.

[Source: Nation-E]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      throw some lightweight solar panels in the H1 to provide power once it arrives at its destination.. heck just heli the panels in..

      then again:
      this electric vehicle has just over 400 kWh battery, can be recharged 10,000 times, and is also solar powered, and fits in a suitcase
      http://thekpv.com/pic/gallery/bikeinabox.JPG
      video:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-6jjxqHKbY&hd=1
      • 4 Years Ago
      So stupid. NEVER try to put lipstick on a pig. Nobody needs to see any kind of converted painted-green Hummer. The LAST place you would want this would be in a disaster area. For this price, how about 10 pickup trucks with generators instead? Arrrrgggg!!! There, I feel better. :)

      • 4 Years Ago
      What !?

      We were just reading how a volt was gonna use 8-10kw to go 25 to 50 miles.
      But this hummer (which I am guessing is a bit heavier than a volt even before the battery packs) is going to take a 60kw pack and use it to drive into remote areas which are in crises (and so have difficult to pass roads apparently) and then power a mining operation or hospital or something ???

      How many minutes will this power a hospital for?
      Or a mining operation?

      I'm sorry - I am not buying this swamp.
      • 4 Years Ago
      well. first impression is I don't get it. because it does't make much sense as even in the closest of disasters it would be out of battery power before it got there. so who would like something that makes no sense. the military.
      this might be an attempt to garner some mililtary contracts so they can get some income and live to produce a more sensible EV another day.
      personally I would sooner die than work for a military but that's because I have a mind and ethics.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree with all of you that stated that by the time this vehicle reaches its' destination that it will have used up most of the 60 KW-KWh battery charge. And why do we want to use a Bummer for military purposes... now that it is owned by the Chinese? I'm sorry but, any company that uses a Bummer for " Green" purposes obviously doesn't "Get it".
      • 4 Years Ago
      I almost fell out of my chair laughing when i saw this.. now i gotta explain why to my co-workers.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Did you ever notice how much trouble the civilian US government is in! The infastructure is failing everywhere, the clothing, food & housing are being made so Chinese cheaply the providers are making a big profit at the people's expense... All done no doubt to aid the US military government to order such contraptions like this hummer no matter how needed they are.
      I remember this movie where J. Bond overcomes the villain after his army uses the poor american contractors to build an expensive mine and he turns on them destroying every one of them in glee. Is the military government upgraded in every way about to subjugate the civilian one like that or just continue to keep them in the dark & clueless? Just a guess!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wouldn't a generator make a lot more sense?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I doubt that last part of your post. FC efficiency is not big enough for it to get twice the time. In fact I believe that diesel generator efficiency is so high that nothing can. Generator has an advantage over car engines that it can run at the optimal RPM range all of time, which means over 50% efficiency is possible.

        You need to change fuel to something else to gain longer operational time using same space/mass of generator & fuel (be it batteries or nuclear or whatever).
        • 4 Years Ago
        Something like this; a rolling diesel generator:

        "Quantum DRV® (Disaster Response Vehicle) is a patent-pending self-contained vehicle that provides multiple essential services to disaster areas:

        DRV is designed to be transported to any global location within 24 hours
        DRV is a powerful generator on wheels which can provide electrical power anywhere for seven consecutive days until additional supplies arrive
        DRV can navigate almost any terrain, and transport the injured, water, medicine, food and fuel
        DRV has a powerful diesel hybrid drive-train that gives it immense power and torque
        DRV is fueled by diesel, that is favored by the US military
        DRV can provide essential communication services
        DRV can be left behind as a catalyst for infrastructure re-building"

        http://www.qtww.com/security-drv

        Of course, if you swapped the diesel generator out for a diesel FC unit, you could get power for almost two weeks...
      • 4 Years Ago
      A kW is an instantaneous unit of energy. Batteries are measured in kWh, a unit of power (energy x time). The fact that the source of this article (the 'manufacturer') gets this wrong is quite concerning...
        • 4 Years Ago
        It could mean 60kW output power from battery to run appliances, without mention how big the actual battery is. If that is in fact four-wheeled battery carrier, then its battery might well be really big one.

        Tried to check that, but their website has this same text.
        • 4 Years Ago
        notice that there is also a heavy photoshop job goin' on here too.
        BipDBo
        • 4 Years Ago
        Perhaps it's just a typo. Maybe it's a 60 kw-hr battery. Considering the size of the vehicle, that would assure that by the time it gets to the location, it has just enough juice left to drive it back to the charging station. I believe that in the vernacular of the "internets", this would be referred to as an "Epic Fail."
        • 4 Years Ago
        Wow this is confused. A kW is a unit of power (energy/time, not energy x time). A kWhr is a unit of energy (a stupid one, but still ...). But yes, a 60 kW battery is not what is meant here ...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ah, yes. From the "America needs Hummers" dept. I couldn't imagine anything more pointless.
      • 4 Years Ago
      DO WANT *says the child within me*
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