The Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 is the latest experiment involving the United States Army and General Motors. However, since its debut in October, demonstrations have been kept quiet. Now, though, the Army has reportedly had its first official demonstration of the tactical vehicle.
IHS Jane’s reports GM has indeed run demonstrations with the U.S. Army and the Colorado ZH2. These demonstrations involved turning the ZH2 on, charging the batteries, filling it with hydrogen fuel and driving it around the Milford Proving Grounds. This could explain the monstrous vehicle that was recently spied a the proving grounds, too.
Following these initial demonstrations, GM will hand the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 over to the U.S. Army for a year of field testing in April. The Army will test the hydrogen fuel cell powered truck for its quietness and lower heat signatures on the battlefield and also toy with the truck’s Exportable Power Take-Off unit (EPTO). The EPTO can bring electricity and power to places where there normally would not be any.
Meanwhile, GM will gain valuable real world experience with its hydrogen fuel cell technology.