The United States Army continues to show interest in electric vehicles and this time they’re enlisting a specially developed Canoo Light Tactical Vehicle (LTV).
Set to be used for demonstration and analysis purposes, the Canoo LTV looks similar to the company’s upcoming Pickup but it features a single cab configuration as well as a raised suspension and 32-inch all-terrain tires. The truck also comes equipped with a proprietary all-wheel drive system that develops up to 600 hp (447 kW / 608 PS), which is more than the standard model that is targeted to have 500+ hp (373 kW / 507 PS).
Those aren’t the only changes as the LTV as a new front bumper with apparent D-ring mounts. We can also see a modified rear body and bed.
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Canoo LTV top, standard Pickup bottom
Canoo didn’t go into many specifics, but said the model was “engineered for extreme environments and includes stealth configurations.” The company added the LTV was designed to be durable and protect passengers as well as the battery pack. The model also incorporates carbon Kevlar for strength, while the convertible flatbed platform enables the vehicle to transform from a pickup to a flatbed truck or cargo vehicle.
Speaking of transformations, Canoo said their modular attachment system allows for the easy mounting of “racks, ramps, storage boxes, tents, or tactical systems.” They went on to note this modular upfitting approach helps to reduce costs as models can be modified to meet mission-specific requirements.
While it might not be as cool as the Army’s GMC Hummer EV, Canoo CEO Tony Aquila said “The LTV is another milestone proving the power of our technology and how it can be used, even in tactical situations.”