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