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

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