General Motors reveals hydrogen-powered truck for US army

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General Motors has revealed a hydrogen-powered truck for use by the US army in areas where access to electricity and fuel is in short supply.

The Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 has been adapted for use in extreme terrain. It's built on a stretched midsize pickup chassis, stands over six feet tall and is more than seven feet wide. It has been reinforced inside and out and rides on 37-inch tyres.


The US Army will test the truck in extreme field conditions next year to decide whether hydrogen-powered vehicles can be useful in military expeditions.

The truck will be evaluated on a number of criteria, including its usefulness in silent observation, its reduced acoustic and thermal signatures, its high wheel torque at all speeds via electric drive, low fuel consumption and using the water by-product in the field.