That bad-ass truck you see above is the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2. It was unveiled by GM during a recent Association of the United States Army meeting where it was dubbed “the most extreme off-road-capable fuel-cell powered electric vehicle ever from General Motors.”
Certainly looks extreme to me. Those are 37-inch tires holding up the 6 1/2-foot tall vehicle, which features a “stretched midsize pickup chassis” and special reinforcements.
The “mission ready” SUV was developed in tandem with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and will be tested by the Army for several purposes, but mainly to see what sorts of limits the military can push an off-road fuel-cell vehicle to.
GM said the Army also wants to find out if the fuel cell can live up to some pretty high expectations, including whether or not it can actually help the vehicle to operate in “near silent” conditions. The Army will also test thermal signatures to find out if the water by-product can be used in the field and more.
Anyone else just want one of these in their driveway instead?