US Army Test New Fuel Cell Powered Chevy
United States Military will soon receive delivery of a new Chevrolet Pickup powered by a Hydrogen fuel cell, to be tested out in different applications before it’s real-world testing next year.
The new Chevy ZH2, based on the best selling Colorado model made by GM Motors, was developed in conjunction with US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Centre (TARDEC), who are hoping that the new age fuel technology can help diversify their vehicles in the field.
“Over the next year, we expect to learn from the Army the limits of what a fuel cell propulsion system can do when really put to the test.”. The Hydrogen fuel cell makes the ZH2 almost completely quiet when in operation, emitting nothing more than water vapour and can also export it’s power to other electric equipment, instead of having to lug around diesel generators in the field where there may not be accessibility to electricity.
For now, this is just a concept and will undergo rigorous testing before being put into service, but this shows yet another sector where clean fuels could power a new generation of LCVs.