What do you do with a truck that has won the esteemed Motor Trend Truck of the Year award two years in a row? Easy. You turn it into a superpowered hydrogen-fuel-cell truck capable of unforetold awesomeness. And you call it the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2.
Wrought by combining the vision and prowess of General Motors and the US Army, the ZH2 is considered a tactical vehicle. That means it has been enhanced in any number of ways to ensure it is combat-ready. For instance, the truck needs to be as quiet as a church mouse. Also, the ZH2 must be outfitted with heat shields to help it go undetected by enemy radar.
The project vehicle features what’s known as an Exportable Power Take-Off unit, something that could be quite valuable on the battlefield. It’s essentially a generator, capable of bringing power to remote locations.
The project is still under construction but word around the campfire is that the design team ran some demos that entailed “turning the ZH2 on, charging the batteries, filling it with hydrogen fuel and driving it around the Milford Proving Grounds.” Hey, you’ve got to start somewhere! Maybe the next step is putting the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 in a Hollywood blockbuster starring The Rock.