Chevrolet’s team said that they were building a “crazy” Colorado pickup truck for the Army, that didn’t exactly sell on the adjective. But now that I think we ought to take back those hesitations. This thing is awesome.
If you’re looking at this and thinking, “This is not a Colorado,” you’re right, it’s not a production-spec Colorado. Its frame is stretched, and the whole thing measures more than 6.5 feet tall and more than 7 feet wide. It rides on 37-inch off-road tires, and the suspension’s been modified for a more rugged terrain, as well.
The Colorado ZH2 (H2 as in hydrogen) is a one-off concept for the US Army, built in conjunction with the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC). Its goal is to prove the capabilities of hydrogen fuel-cell technology in areas where the Army would operate.
To achieve that goal, it utilizes a component called an Exportable Power Take-Off unit, which allows the truck to create electricity that can then be used away from the vehicle, in places where a grid hookup isn’t exactly common — say, the middle of the desert.
The US Army will also use the truck to evaluate its silent operating ability and reduced thermal signatures. There are also practical applications for its instantaneous and ample torque (thanks, electric motors) and low fuel consumption. And since the only byproduct is water, the Army will also look into using that water in the field.
This truck won’t benefit just the Army. Chevrolet will get valuable research information from this, as well, because it’s not like the automaker has the time and money to go off and play Army in the desert. To date, Chevrolet says its hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles have driven more than 3.1 million miles, and this new concept should add plenty more — albeit not on traditional roads.
Why I Went M.I.A For Almost Two Months And What Lies Ahead
It’s been awfully quiet here for a couple of weeks and I’m guessing most of you wondered where I was, So before you shoot . Please me hear me out.
I’ve been quite busy handling my final year project in school and a lot of jobs for clients. When I’m not blogging, I’m a product designer. I basically design apps and websites for brands and companies before it’s developed. You can take a look at my portfolio here to see what I’ve been up to – https://www.dribbble.com/naijatechguy
Also I think I would be needing active tech writers here so when I’m not available content would still be here. The past two months have been hectic and extremely stressful and I’m sorry the blog had to take the hit for all the stress.
If you are a good writer send me your rates and samples of what you’ve done before to [email protected]
In the mean time, I’m gonna resume posting here. When I wasn’t active here i still made updates on my social media handles. Please follow those handles to stay updated with what I’m up to.
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It’s good to be back, honestly I missed this. At some point I felt like I was losing touch with blogging but mehnnn. It feels so good typing again. I can’t wait to cause trouble as usual lol.
So that’s it from me guys. This is me officially signing out. I would catch y’all tomorrow morning.
How To Compare Phones And Check Prices Before Buying
Hello guys, I’ve been a bit slow in updating this part of the blog and it’s because I’ve been working really hard to add a How To Compare Phones And Check Prices feature.
How To Compare Phones
I just added a price and spec comparison feature to this blog. You can compare phone specs and prices then buy it if there’s a link to the store available in the option. –
I normally go to e-commerce stores and pick out the lowest prices so you get the best value for your money. Regular blog post updates would resume immediately.
Thanks for being an amazing reader.