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GM teases hydrogen-powered Chevy Silverado for military use

by Drew Johnson

The truck is likely based on the next Silverado HD.

General Motors' military defense unit, GM Defense LLC, has posted a new video that suggests the company is working on a rugged, hydrogen-powered version of the Silverado pickup for military use.

Little is known about the project, but GM Defense refers to the vehicle in question as the Chevrolet Silverado ZH2. The video claims the truck uses a hydrogen fuel-cell power system with a total range in excess 400 miles. The truck also utilizes four-wheel drive and a "race proven" suspension, making it a truly all-terrain vehicle.

The Silverado ZH2 would be Chevy's second military-specific hydrogen fuel-cell truck. In 2017 the U.S. Army began testing a hydrogen-powered version of the Colorado pickup truck that was also known as the ZH2.

Although the hydrogen power system in the Silverado ZH2 doesn't hold much relevance to the consumer market (at least not yet), it is believed that the truck is based on the next-generation Silverado HD, which is due out sometime next year.