General Motors has shed some light on its fuel cell program by unveiling the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2, a purpose-built vehicle for the U.S. Army.
And now the automaker has provided a time-lapse video of engineers assembling the special project, which you can see down below.
The U.S. Army is very interested in fuel cell vehicles because they offer many benefits. Foremost, they’re quiet and give off less heat than an internal combustion engine. The byproduct of a hydrogen fuel cell, water, can also be consumed in tight situations.
The Colorado ZH2 also packs an Exportable Power Take-Off unit, or EPTO. This provides power and electricity to military personnel wherever its taken, even if electricity is unavailable in a particular location.
General Motors will finish testing the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 internally before handing the vehicle over to the U.S. Army in 2017 for tedious field testing.