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Military Tests GM Fuel Cell Vehicles in Hawaii

February 23, 2012

The fleet of 16 General Motors fuel cell vehicles is funded by the Army Tank Automotive Research Development Engineering Center (TARDEC), Air Force Research Laboratories (AFRL), and Office of Naval Research and Air Force Research Laboratories (ONR). Photo by Marco Garcia for General Motors.
The fleet of 16 General Motors fuel cell vehicles is funded by the Army Tank Automotive Research Development Engineering Center (TARDEC), Air Force Research Laboratories (AFRL), and Office of Naval Research and Air Force Research Laboratories (ONR). Photo by Marco Garcia for General Motors.

HONOLULU - The U.S. Army, Pacific, unveiled a fleet of 16 General Motors hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles on Feb. 22, the world's first military fleet of fuel cell vehicles. Each branch of the military is evaluating the vehicles in real-world use.

The military fleet of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles serves as the test platform powered by renewable hydrogen, travels up to 200 miles on a single charge, refuels in five minutes and produces zero emissions.

"The test data collected will be analyzed to make fuel cell technology practical in future operational platforms," said James Muldoon, science officer, U.S. Army, Pacific.

The fleet of 16 General Motors fuel cell vehicles is funded by the (l-r) Army Tank Automotive Research Development Engineering Center (TARDEC), Air Force Research Laboratories (AFRL), and Office of Naval Research and Air Force Research Laboratories (ONR). Photo by Marco Garcia for General Motors.
The fleet of 16 General Motors fuel cell vehicles is funded by the (l-r) Army Tank Automotive Research Development Engineering Center (TARDEC), Air Force Research Laboratories (AFRL), and Office of Naval Research and Air Force Research Laboratories (ONR). Photo by Marco Garcia for General Motors.

The vehicles are being paid for by the Army Tank Automotive Research Development Engineering Center (TARDEC), Office of Naval Research and Air Force Research Laboratories (ONR), and Air Force Research Laboratories (AFRL).

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