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Perhaps you remember the all-electric Silverado (above) we reported on a few months back. The company behind that truck is UQM Technologies, and the Silverado was converted to electric use for the Air Force. UQM also works with the Army, and yesterday announced it has received a "follow-on contract" from the Army's Tank - Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) for further development of an "advanced vehicle propulsion motor for application as a wheel mounted electric propulsion system." The id

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Sure, the government has spent a heap of money promoting hybrids and hydrogen fuel cells and other green car technologies. But it shouldn't come as a surprise to many that the federal government has a lot more to give away. One of the sessions at last week's EDTA conference was dedicated to find ways to pork out on these funds. Over 100 people came to listen to Kelly Carnes, of Techvision 21, give the skivvy on these grants, and here's what she had to say.

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The only new vehicle unveiled at the EDTA conference was the converted Silverado EV, which you probably read about on Tuesday. Since all I had to do was walk on over to the UQM booth for more information on this truck, I didn't miss my chance to learn more about how the Air Force, and now the Army, is looking to make their vehicles greener.

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