Chevrolet Colorado ZH2: In the Army Now. Menacingly Versatile
Chevy team further expands the zero-emission hydrogen engine systems. This time the team showcases a fresh and aggressive Colorado edition that is especially created for the US Army. Named Colorado ZH2, this monster impressed us. And here's why.
First of all, this is not some sort of a fashionable military wanna-be machine. It is really a vehicle that can endure and pass through all the ordeals in the world of soldiers and discipline. Secondly, it is visually astonishing. It is super massive and muscular and come with that menacing appearance and in-your-face expression. And last, but certainly not least, the drivetrain system is pretty impressive one. It is geared with special military-grade frame for all-terrain use and also there are heavy modifications on the engine itself.
The power unit enhancements include technologies that further cool the engine and make it quieter, but at the same time boost the torque and horsepower output. What the US Army wants to achieve is to make this machine ideal for near-silent operation with reduced acoustic and thermal signatures and high wheel torque at all speeds.
So, what was the idea behind the fuel-cell vehicle in the army? One of the most popular statements is that there is a long-term benefit in the context of versatility. The fuel-cell system can be easily changed in field conditions and of course, it is far more economical, when it comes to fuel.
It is good to know that the latest tendencies in technology find their way in many directions. Hopefully, the fuel-cell systems will be used only for peaceful operations and will contribute for better and cleaner word. Peace.