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Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 Is the Fuel-cell Army Truck of our Dreams

by Shane McGlaun
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What you see here is the hydrogen fuel cell Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 that GM and the US Army have been teasing us with for a while now. The truck was finally revealed at a Military event and it looks awesome.

General Motors and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) on Monday (Oct. 3) revealed the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 fuel cell electric vehicle, a concept that marries fuel cell technology and its advantages of on-board water production, exportable electric power and near silent operation with extreme off-road capability.zoom in

The ZH2 was born out of a collaboration between GM and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC). The truck has been reinforced inside and out for extreme off-road duty. It was designed with input from the military to develop a vehicle with low acoustic and thermal signatures, and plenty of electric torque at all four wheels.

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The truck stands over 6.5 feet-tall, rides on 37-inch tires, and has a special Exportable Power Take-off unit that can juice up field operations if needed. It also offers the ability to produce clean drinking water as a by-product.

The truck will be evaluated in future for near silent off-road applications in extreme conditions. Regardless of whether the Army actually uses this truck, Chevy should throw a diesel or an LS crate engine in this thing and sell it to the public just as it sits. I am all in.

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