General Motors and the US Army are joining forces to put hydrogen fuel cell technology to the test in extreme military environments. The project will see the Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) run a 12 month test on a Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck modified to run on a commercial hydrogen fuel cell and electric powertrain.

The US military has been interested in hydrogen fuel cells for some time, helping NASA to pioneer fuel cell use decades ago. Through TARDEC the ongoing research has focused on vehicle propulsion and power export. Because electric vehicles have high low-end torque output and hydrogen offers a fast-fueling, longer-distance power source that is also capable of being modular, TARDEC has a specific interest in an off-road capable truck that uses this power source.

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