Right after announcing a new infusion of investment money, Volcon disclosed it has signed a research and development agreement with the United States Army Engineer Research and Development Center. The deal will see Volcon working with the Army on energy management for electric vehicles, keeping vehicles and products current with “microgrid” technology, enhanced tactical vehicles for soldiers and emergency response, and government fleet electrification.
The R&D deal will see Volcon working with the government to improve the design of tactical EVs both for troops in combat and emergency response, and enhance the infrastructure to support EVs. The deal follows the Corps of Engineers ordering a total of seven Volcon Stagelectric UTVs earlier this year. With customer rigs heading to dealers later this month, we’d guess the Army will get their hands on their Stags soon. The Army’s Stags will have a 54kWh battery, which is a slight improvement over the standard civilian model.
The deal is part of Executive Order 14057, which supports government fleet electrification through 2050. With two big boosts this week and Stags headed to showrooms, we hope Volcon’s fortunes are about to come good.
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