Hydrogen pickup Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 officially presented

January 21, 2017 at 3:04 pm

Company Chevrolet unveiled a prototype version of the hydrogen pickup Colorado. Modification was called ZH2. Car manufacturer was developing the car in collaboration with engineering center of US Army – TARDEC, which is responsible for the creation of ground equipment. That’s why the new Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 is not equipped with a battery, but with hydrogen fuel cells. Engineers seriously modified suspension, provided the car with 37-inch off-road tires and equipped the model with a prototype system EPTO that allows the power unit to use a third-party electrical energy.

2018 Innovative Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 pic

2018 Innovative Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 pic

According to creators, the main advantages of Colorado ZH2 is almost silent operation of the power plant, low perceptibility for thermal imagers, high torque at all speeds and efficiency. The automaker only indicated that the electric motor of pick-up feeds the energy generated in the process of a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen.

2018 Hydrogen Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 photo

2018 Hydrogen Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 photo

United States Army noted that the hydrogen car was chosen because of its quietness, a huge power reserve and immediately available torque from the electric motor. Conceptual extreme pickup Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 will be tested by the US military.

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