|Design sketch of the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Chevy Colorado|
BAY CITY, Mich. – A hydrogen fuel cell Chevrolet Colorado is being tested by the U.S. Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC).
The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Chevrolet Colorado is being tested by the military extensively for the next 12 months. Of course, we don’t know what tests will be done by the military because that’s confidential, but if the midsize pickup can make it through that, it can make it through anything.
Fuel cell propulsion has very low-end torque capability making it great for off-roading. It also provides exportable electric power and quiet operation, which are great features for a commercial and military use.
Fuel cell vehicles help address two major environment challenges that automobiles face today, which are petroleum use and carbon dioxide emissions. The only emission this Colorado will have is water vapor because the truck runs on renewable hydrogen from sources like wind and biomass.
In 2007 GM launched a 119-vehicle fleet of hydrogen fuel cell Chevrolet Equinoxes and called it “Project Driveway.” The fleet was driven more than 3 million miles by more than 5,000 consumers. GM expects the Chevrolet Colorado to have just as positive results.
GM and TARDEC have fuel cell development and research facilities about 20 minutes away from each other in Pontiac and Warren. The two will continue to collaborate as TARDEC puts the hydrogen fuel cell truck through the rigorous testing.
While this truck is obviously not out for purchase, you can still head on over to our Kawkawlin area Chevrolet dealer to find yourself a "normal" Chevrolet Colorado. It’s a great vehicle for the snowy winter ahead!
Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we are here to help you find the perfect car, truck, or SUV for your new family! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our website: www.GraffBayCity.com.
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