The Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 isn’t just another
pretty intimidating face, it’s actually got work to do. Developed in conjunction with Chevrolet, General Motors and the U.S. Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), the Colorado ZH2 will be put to the test to see if hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles have a place on the battlefield.
And the lucky guys and gals at Roadshow got a taste of just how capable the Colorado ZH2 is.
Chevrolet took to the trails at its Milford Proving Grounds to showcase the capability of the Colorado ZH2 with its Hydrotec propulsion method and the results look mighty fun. The added ground clearance and oodles of torque allowed the ZH2 to conquer whatever came across its path.
So, yes, it looks like it would do just fine from a capability standpoint, but the Colorado ZH2 offers up plenty of other benefits for our fighting forces as well. The Hydrotec propulsion lessens heat signatures on the battlefield and the fuel cell itself can provide electricity in some of the most desolate areas the army finds itself in with its Exportable Power Take-Off unit. Engineers are even looking into turning the ZH2’s only byproduct (water) into another resource for soldiers on the battlefield.
Have a look for yourself at the Colorado ZH2 in action right up above.