The hydrogen fuel cell-powered, Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 has officially landed in the hands of the U.S. Army, according to Macomb Daily News. General Motors and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) held a hand-off ceremony for the collaboration of engineering at GM’s Milford Proving Ground to officially mark the occasion.
Through the army’s testing, the Colorado ZH2 will be put through its paces to see if it’s capable enough to take on the toughest tasks. In turn, it will potentially expose weaknesses and benefits of hydrogen-powered vehicles for the U.S. Army. Testing is planned to take place throughout the entire year.
One of the major benefits offered from hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles for military purposes is a lower near signature and near silent operation. The only byproduct of the propulsion method is water, which could also be used as a valuable resource for military personnel. The truck can also provide electrical power in the most desolate locations on earth.
GM recently showcased the truck’s capability at the Milford Proving Ground and the monstrously modified Colorado ZH2 seemed to have no issues with whatever was thrown at it. The army will be the ultimate say-so, though.