April 4, 2005

GM delivers its first military fuel cell truck

Honeoye Falls, New York – General Motors Corp. and the U.S. Army have announced they are partnering to introduce the world’s first fuel cell-powered truck into U.S. military service.

Silverado military fuel cell truck
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The Army took delivery of the crew cab pickup at the GM research facility outside Rochester, New York, where the vehicle’s two fuel cell power modules were made. The Chevrolet Silverado is equipped with two 94 kW fuel cell stacks, capable of generating 188 kW and 317 lb-ft of torque, which is roughly the motor torque generated by GM’s 5.3-litre V8 engine.

The Army will evaluate the experimental truck until July 2006 at a base in Virginia. It will be used to deliver packages but will not be used in combat.

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