25 Baddest Trucks On & Off The Road
25. Chevy Hydrogen Powered US Army Pickup Truck
At first glance, the three-ton Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 looks like any other jacked-up truck, just with a camouflage paint job. But inside, this is one of the most unique rides on the market. Replacing gasoline and diesel, or even hybrid engines, the ZH2’s power plant runs 100% off a hydrogen power cell.
While not the most powerful truck around, the drivetrain produces only 174 horsepower, the system has several impressive advantages over traditional power plants. First and foremost, fuel cell engines are incredibly quiet and won’t be heard from miles away. The hydro cells are much more efficient and offer much longer operating ranges than gas or diesel, especially when considered in terms of fuel weight carried. The hydrogen/oxygen fuel tank is also much less flammable if hit.
As a bonus, the ZH2’s fuel cell produces about two gallons of water an hour, potentially useful in hostile deserts. You could even use the truck as a clean, quiet, generator to power auxiliary equipment.