Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 Fuel Cell - All Only Tactics

That's what the military Jeep of the future might look like: Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 Fuel Cell

War is a dirty business, but at least in terms of the environment, one could now do so Chevrolet featured military SUV study called Colorado ZH2 make a small contribution for a little more clean. The car drives with hydrogen and emits instead of black diesel smoke only water.

Proud two meters is the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 high, which, among other things, lies on its powerful 37 inch wheels
Proud two meters is the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 high, which, among other things, lies on its powerful 37 inch wheels

Fuel cell still sounds like a distant future, but in fact there are a few manufacturers who offer this technology, but in small numbers, in production vehicles. Among others at Hyundai and Toyota one believes in the future of the locally clean drive variant. The Chevrolet parent company General Motors obviously also, because the Colorado ZH2 is intended as a serious proposal for the US Army. However, for the carmaker, not the environmental idea was a driving force, but purely military tactical considerations.

For use in the war, the fuel cell is in the opinion of Chevrolet namely offer several advantages. This allows almost noiseless locomotion and position changes. Also with regard to the thermal signature, there are advantages because no heat engine works and no hot exhaust gases. Viewed through infrared devices, vehicles with combustion engines stand out very clearly from their surroundings.

Instead of black diesel soot, the Chevrolet Colorad ZH2 only emits water. By the way, soldiers can drink that too
Instead of black diesel soot, the Chevrolet Colorad ZH2 only emits water. By the way, soldiers can drink that too

From the electric drive but there are other pluses. The high and immediately available torque of the motors can be helpful when driving off-road. In addition, the fuel cell can be used to provide a power supply even in remote areas without infrastructure. The power generated by the stack can charge the on-board battery module, which in turn has external sockets.

Presumably for show purposes, the concept car was equipped with Recaro sports seats
Presumably for show purposes, the concept car was equipped with Recaro sports seats

With a US military research facility, General Motors has developed the Colorado ZH2. For the coming year, the carmaker has announced a one-year field test, in which the benefits of this technique is practically determined.

(Mario Hommen / SP-X)

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