Army Futures Command has selected six companies to develop ways to power electric combat vehicles in austere, remote locations, according to Defense News. The effort is part of the Next-Generation Combat Vehicle modernization effort. The Army is asking the companies to develop ways to support a future fleet of 225,000 electric vehicles which may be tasked to operate in areas with no existing infrastructure for electric vehicles. The six companies are part of what Futures Command is calling the Power Transfer Cohort. They began meeting last month and are slated to present concept design presentations to Army leaders in May. Each company received $100,000 to complete the eight-week program.