Military hydrogen-powered Chevy Colorado ZH2 launches

Military hydrogen-powered Chevy Colorado ZH2 launches

Almost a year after it was first announced, General Motors and the U.S. Army will soon begin testing their jointly-developed hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle. Called the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2, it is based on a stretched version of the Chevy Colorado mid-size pickup truck chassis, with... read more

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Teaser for Chevrolet Colorado hydrogen fuel-cell research vehicle

Hydrogen For Military Use: Chevy Colorado Fuel-Cell Truck

While General Motors has cut back its fuel-cell research efforts for passenger cars, it has joined forces with the U.S. Army to build a Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup... read more November 23, 2015 by

F-16 Fighting Falcon undergoing mid-air refueling [Image: U.S. Air Force via Flickr]

New Jet Engine Designs Could Let Military Save 25 Percent Of Fuel Burned

Cars and trucks are far from the only vehicles that burn fossil fuels, obviously. Jet aircraft too burn large amounts of fuel, and that's become a point of concern for a... read more August 11, 2015 by

SilentHawk hybrid-electric motorcycle from Logos Technologies (artist's conception)

DARPA Funds SilentHawk Military Hybrid-Electric Motorcycle Prototype: UPDATED

The military needs stealth modes of transportation, and electric motorcycles are just the thing to travel without noise or much of a heat signature. Logos Technologies, a... read more February 2, 2015 by

Vehicle-to-grid pilot program at Los Angeles Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force Unveils Fleet of 42 Electric Vehicles, Nissan Leafs Included, For V2G Tests

Using large fleets of electric cars to store energy and feed it back into the grid when needed has become a hot topic among researchers. While the idea is still many years... read more November 18, 2014 by

2013 Chevrolet Volt

U.S. Military To Order 1500 Electric Cars, Chevy Volts Included

It’s a well-known fact that President Obama is a fan of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid. In fact, Obama has pledged to buy his own Chevrolet Volt when he leaves... read more September 13, 2012 by 43

Eaton technologies test day, Marshall, Michigan, Sept 2010

Job Training For Returning Vets: Installing Electric-Car Chargers

Industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation, whose automotive business makes superchargers and many other parts, also supplies electric-car charging stations. Under a recent... read more June 13, 2012 by 4

GM's military fuel cell fleet

Will U.S. Military's Biofuels Efforts Lose Funding In New Defense Bill?

Politics is never pretty, and the politics of alternative fuels seem even less so. Today, The Detroit News reports that the U.S. military's program to reduce its reliance on... read more May 24, 2012 by 1

U.S. Army Fuel Efficient Demonstrator (FED) Bravo concept diesel hybrid-electric vehicle, April 2012

Army Diesel-Hybrid Concept: Twice The MPG, Just As Fierce As Humvee

For U.S. armed forces, green is mostly seen these days as accents in beige battlefield camo. But reducing the cost and risk of delivering very expensive diesel fuel in... read more May 4, 2012 by 1

GM's military fuel cell fleet

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars Don Camouflage, Join Army

A surprising number of technological innovations have been developed through the military, and subsequently found their way into daily use - microwaves, cell phone... read more February 28, 2012 by 1

The U.S. Army's Clandestine Extended Range Vehicle (CERV). Image: Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies

Will Military Necessity Push Hybrid Vehicle Development?

Delivering fuel on a battlefield is a difficult and dangerous proposition, not to mention the logistical challenges of getting the fuel there in the first place. A better... read more October 18, 2011 by 0


Why Buy Electric Cars? Iraq Vet Says: For National Security

Most Nissan Leaf owners are passionate about their electric cars, especially the earliest ones who've already taken delivery. But not all of them have served three tours of... read more June 8, 2011 by 2


U.S. Army Goes Electric With Smart-Grid Enabled EVs

The U.S. military is hardly the first place you'd look to find an electric vehicle, but Canadian firm Rapid Electric Vehicles has just received a four-vehicle order from the... read more August 27, 2010 by 1

2009 Ford Escape Hybrid

Hybrids Are For Soldiers Too, Not Just Elite Effete Eco-Wimps

Yeah, yeah, we know. The only people who buy hybrids are the ones who want to show off their green credentials. They're effete, elite coastal residents who probably drove... read more May 13, 2010 by 1


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