A Few Good Men

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The Corps also wants to increase the fuel efficiency for its tactical vehicle fleet while sitting at idle. At small outposts, Marines often use idling vehicles as power generation sources, and in doing so, the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement can suck up .8 gallons of fuel per hour—not much of an improvement over a 10kW tactical generator, which consumes .92 gallons per hour. To try and cut the amount of fuel used, the Corps wants to improve fuel efficiency by asking industry to supply ideas for bolt-on auxiliary power units; improved engine/power train efficiencies, “as well as any other automotive technologies such as cold and hot weather idle free solutions for vehicle climate control, reduction of parasitic loads, or any other automotive solutions designed to improve vehicle fuel efficiency.”