Both Quantum and the army’s research and development branch, The Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) are quite excited about the CERV. For Quantum, it prominently showcases their Q-Force hybrid engine and shows how much power can be produced from a small engine. For the army, switching to hybrid technology is something they think will save both dollars and lives. Using a hybrid vehicle cuts down the amount of fuel needed out in the field, which saves money. It also reduces the number of fuel resupply trucks that will be on the road in hot zones like Afghanistan and Iraq, meaning less soldiers at risk for attack.
The army plans to use the CERV for assignments involving reconnaissance, surveillance and target designation. There is no word on whether a civilian model will be made available to the public.