Nation-E is an automotive company dedicated to freeing humanity from its grip on oil. Their latest offering is the Angel H1 — a converted H1 Hummer that runs completely on battery power. Now before you get all, “What’s the use of this big car stuff, we should all get ourselves a battery powered Vespa,” read on. Nation-E’s battery powered vehicle is more than just a hunk of clean tech — it’s a disaster relief vehicle, meant to trudge into distressed areas that have lost power to provide energy for hospitals and emergency centers. Fill your Hummer up with electricity from a solar panel and drive to the rescue of people in distress in remote areas. Sounds like a good idea to us.
These H1’s aren’t meant for driving around the streets of Manhattan — thank goodness, because every time we see one around here we want to give its owner a talking to — they are meant for the toughest of terrain. If there’s one thing a Hummer is good for, it’s climbing over rocks and forging rivers — and when you take out the gas and replace it with clean energy it becomes much less offensive. Nation-E is hoping to partner with countries across the world to replicate their Angel H1 design for those times when disaster strikes.
The Angel H1 has a 60 kW battery under its hood that is capable of driving the vehicle as well as powering outside sources. Their first car was the Angel-E, another disaster relief vehicle equipped with a battery for energizing communities in strife, however it was more of a street-savvy vehicle than the back-country Angel H1.
Via Autoblog Green
Omg I am so happy I found this... I was trying to go to sleep when I couldn’t stop thinking of how to make a hummer (H1) into an electric vehicle? I have just spent the last few hours of my life researching the different types of HMMWV's out there and going through their specs trying to figure which one would best fit the idea. And now that I have found your website I can rest easy knowing that the idea is already out there and I don’t have to save the world alone! :)
1) i think you meant "fording" rivers. 2) "kilowatt" is a measure of power, whereas battery capacity is a measure of energy. I think you meant kilowatt-hours.