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GM Talking With US Army about Developing New Fuel-Cell Vehicle

SURUS program offers commercial applications.

by on Oct.06, 2017

SURUS was designed to form a foundation for a family of commercial vehicle solutions that leverages a single propulsion system integrated into a common chassis.

General Motors may expand its fuel-cell research and development program with the U.S. Army, including the company’s new Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure platform, also known as SURUS.

The Army has been testing the fuel cell-powered Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 on U.S. bases for the past six months to determine the viability of hydrogen-powered vehicles in military-mission tactical environments.

The Last Word!

Now the two sides are in talks to add the SURUS to that evaluation program. The SURUS is flexible fuel cell-powered, four-wheel concept with autonomous capabilities. It is based on a heavy-duty truck frame and designed as a “foundation” for a new generation of commercial vehicles that leverages a single propulsion system integrated into a common chassis, according to GM officials. (more…)