U.S. Army Adds Fleet Of Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicles

The U.S. Army, in partnership with General Motors, has debuted a fleet of 16 hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles that the military will use and test to ascertain how they perform.

‘The test data collected will be analyzed to make fuel-cell technology practical in future operational platforms,’ says James Muldoon, a science officer with the U.S. Army, Pacific.

The fleet is being tested in Hawaii, which the Army says is an ‘ideal climate for real-world conditions reflecting each service's needs.’ The fuel-cell vehicles travel up to 200 miles on a single charge, and they refuel in only five minutes.

Field-testing of military fuel cell vehicles is a part of the Hawaii Hydrogen Initiative, a partnership among 13 agencies, companies and universities.

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