One important part of successful military operations is stealth. But, when you are driving a noisy truck, that can be hard to do. That is why Chevrolet is working with the United States Army to test a new electric pickup truck prototype.
The truck is a Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 that is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, which makes it essentially silent. However, this truck is no wimp. It is off-road capable and built tough to withstand treacherous terrain, thick mud, and more.
The prototype is currently still in its testing phase and is being examined for noise, torque, detectability, fuel efficiency, and water vapor discharge. It was developed jointly with Chevrolet engineers and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC).
“The Colorado ZH2 is a terrific example of GM’s engineering and design skill in creating an off-road vehicle relevant to a range of potential users,” said Charlie Freese, executive director of GM’s Global Fuel Cell Activities, in a statement.
This truck will likely see a lot more changes before it moves into military operation. And, perhaps after its successful use, it will move into civilian production.
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