At the fall meeting of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) in Washington, Chevrolet revealed its vision of a Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 fuel cell electric pickup truck.


Chevrolet Colorado ZH2, as the pick up truck is called, is based on a stretched midsize pickup chassis. Reinforced inside and out, they placed it on 37-inch tires and gave it a specially modified suspension, so its capable of climbing over and descending even the most extreme off-road terrain.

At General Motors they didn't comment much on the capabilities of hydrogen fuel cells, yet one thing is certain - high performance driving is guaranteed with the help of electric motors and instant torque from the hydrogen fuel cells. The only emission this truck will have is water, which is a valuable commodity that can definitely be used in dry terrains, such as the desert. Also, with the Exportable Power Take-Off unit (EPTO) feature, fuel cells can be removed and used as power source in remote locations where electric power may otherwise be unavailable.

Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 is not merely a concept, it's a proper working prototype that is to be tested by the the U.S. Army next year. They will especially be looking at the viability of hydrogen-powered vehicles on military missions.

Oct. 18, 2016 Driving photo: GM

Latest issue

Plugin magazine 04/2016


Which electric car do you think is the most sensible to buy at the moment?

This website uses cookies.
To comply with the EU regulations you must confirm your consent to their use.

You can do that by clicking "OK" or simply continuing to browse this website.
If you do not wish to have cookies set, you can opt out in cookie settings