Video: Fuel-Cell Chevrolet Colorado at 2016 SEMA Show

Chevrolet_colorado_zh2_concept_as_es_06jpg_30478101160_o II

We love the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas for all the amazingly restored classics, but the futuristic concepts the major pickup truck makers sometimes display are another show draw. At the 2016 show, Chevrolet showed off the Colorado ZH2 hydrogen fuel-cell prototype. The pickup is a joint project between GM and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, which develops new and safer transport options for our military.

Although the fuel-cell powertrain technology doesn't lend itself to traditional output ratings, GM builders say it would generate around 140 horsepower; it has a driving range of about 200 miles with a full set of three hydrogen tanks.

Judging by the crowds that surrounded this vehicle every moment of the four-day show, it resonated with consumers. photo by Evan Sears






100 years from now Ford engineers might finally be smart enough to build a fuel-cell powertrain, but they'll most likely be broke and out of business with in the next 2 years.

Keep up the good work GM, actually building a real military grade trucks and powertrains.

Now, that's actual Military Grade technology.

Now, that's actual Military Grade technology.

Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Nov 5, 2016 6:53:10 PM

You are correct

Seems bit impractical,,where will they refuel ?

This capability should b 1000 km drive more horse power
This model is still good for campus driving as is in India, where it can find its market. And more open models wl do in Indian market. Indians wl support more of fuel cell model. But this should come to market before Japan does any such thing

This truck has little to do with a production based Colorado...

"Ford has been working with Ballard on fuel cells for years, and with Roush on NASCAR racing for two decades, but it was the Ohio State student group that came up with the idea"

Yup in 100 years Ford engineers won't need to use Ballard's system, they might finally be smart enough to build their own fuel-cell powertrain. HAHAHAHA!

Posted by: johnny doe | Nov 6, 2016 8:25:04 AM

Why did you leave out the part that the college students were the ones that had the idea to race with a hydrogen car. You left the rest of the quote out.

As a military member, there is virtually no military use for this vehicle. It's interior is way too small, the us military uses way to much gear such as vests, weapons, bags, etc. Would make this vehicle miserable to operate.

As am off-road enthusiast, scrap the hydrogen cell, drop in the diesel engine (I have a diesel Colorado z71, which needs heavy modifications to go off-road) and this is a winning platform...

The comments to this entry are closed.