Chevrolet have built a special hydrogen-powered Silverado for the US military

This is one you might want to stay out of the way of

2y ago

GM defence has revealed a toughened-up, military spec, hydrogen-powered Chevrolet Silverado ZH2. It is based on the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado Hd which they teased earlier this year, but has been beefed up for military use.

This truck will have four-wheel drive with three hydrogen tanks that will produce a 400-mile range. You may ask why would the military have hydrogen-powered truck instead of an electric, diesel or petrol?

A couple of reasons: hydrogen doesn't make as much noise as petrol and diesel cars making it less detectable. With electric cars, there won't be many charging stations and in a desert environment, the water that comes out of the back could be used for many supplies.

This Chevrolet Silverado last year went through multiple tests with the U.S. Army's Tanks Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Centre which will help it conquer nearly any terrain.

Also, thanks to the Multimatic system used in racing cars, it can adapt to any terrain as quickly as possible. Currently, this model isn't for the public, but that could change if there is demand.

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Comments (12)

  • Just saying that's a colorado cab and bed and everything, not a silverado. As far as what's underneath that may be silverado

      2 years ago
  • Interesting choice and I hope it spurs more hydrogen-power development and competition.

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      2 years ago
  • I truly would like this car, but shouldn't it be more armored?

      2 years ago
  • Not trying to be rude just helping out but I can’t help but realize this is the chevy Colorado the midsize pick up i see the Silverado and Colorado every day even my brother drives a 2014 Silverado I also saw a video about this last year

      2 years ago
    • I was confused myself when writing about it. I think they making a new type of Silverado for the military. Like a beefed up version

        2 years ago
    • That’s what I thought, it does look a bit like a Colorado. Those headlights are most certainly Silverado.

        2 years ago
  • I mean it looks absolutely bonkers, but if the sound isn't there, it's only half as good for me. If they would do a ZR1 Trim of that (Corvette engine made made more durable + hydrogen engine) I'd be brilliant in my eyes

      2 years ago