A trademark application uncovered by GM Inside News reveals what appears to be the logo designed for General Motors’ military venture, GM Defense.
The application is for “motor land vehicles, namely, hydrogen-powered vehicles, fuel cell powered vehicles” and others. The logo itself is dramatically different than the typical logo used by the conglomerate.
Reports that first surfaced in October 2017 indicated that GM Defense would mark the company’s return to defense work after selling its previous military effort to General Dynamics for $1.1 billion in 2003.
It is claimed that the American automaker has three hydrogen fuel cell vehicles under evaluation for use by various U.S. military divisions. Additionally, GM Defense is said to being working on a commercial platform with autonomous capabilities.
Automotive News reports that General Motors is in discussions with the Army Tank Automotive, Research, Development and Engineering Center about the potential uses of the Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure platform (SURUS).
Speaking late last year, executive director of GM Global Fuel Cell Business Charlie Freese said the new division will be closely incorporated within the group.
“This new business structure will enhance GM’s productivity, agility and affordability in a very dynamic customer environment. Our goal is to make it simpler and more seamless to do business with General Motors.”
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