The U. S. Army has unveiled a fleet of 16 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Hawaii manufactured by General Motors.
According to the press release, “The zero-emission vehicles, funded by the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), Office of Naval Research and Air Force Research Laboratories, are being tested in Hawaii’s ideal climate for real-world conditions reflecting each service’s needs.
“The military fleet of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles serves as the test platform powered by renewable hydrogen. Each vehicle travels up to 200 miles on a single tank, refuels in five minutes and produces only water as emissions.”
The U. S. Army is part of the Hawaii Hydrogen Initiative which also includes other such players from business and government as General Motors, as I’ve already mentioned and The Gas Company.
In fact, within the next few days General Motors and The Gas Company plan to open a hydrogen car service center in Honolulu at The Gas Company’s property at 515 Kamakee St. in Kakaako.
The U. S. Army isn’t the only branch of the military involved in this hydrogen fuel cell initiative as the Navy, Air Force and Marines are also part of this venture helping to test the vehicles and mature the industry within the next 2 or so years.