U.S. Army to test the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2

A quick glance at the ZH2 is enough to realise that this is a very heavily modified Colorado. Intended for military use, special features include a longer chassis, bespoke bodywork, off-road suspension and bigger tyres.

However, the most significant change isn't immediately apparent: instead of an internal combustion engine, the ZH2 runs on electricity which is generated by an on-board hydrogen fuel cell.

Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 Concept Crew Cab (2016 North American Spec) Front Side

Virtually silent running, instant torque and a reduced thermal signature are among the technology's advantages. Furthermore, the ZH2 is equipped with a portable 25 kW electric power take-off unit.

As in the civilian world, access to a reliable supply of hydrogen is likely to be a potential impediment. Doubtless the U.S. Army will carefully consider that issue when it begins assessing the ZH2 next year.

Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 Concept Crew Cab (2016 North American Spec) Fuel CellChevrolet Colorado ZH2 Concept Crew Cab (2016 North American Spec) Rear Side

Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 Concept Crew Cab (2016 North American Spec) SideChevrolet Colorado ZH2 Concept Crew Cab (2016 North American Spec) Interior

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