Hydrogenics' Fuel Cell APU Used in GM Vehicle
Hydrogenics Corp. (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) announced that it has provided General Motors Corp. (Detroit, MI) and the US Army with a fuel cell auxiliary power unit (APU) for a diesel-hybrid military pickup truck. A demonstration of the truck took place at the GM Technical Center in Warren, MI. The diesel-hybrid truck could become the model for the Army's new fleet of 30,000 light tactical vehicles by the end of the decade.
Built on a Chevy Silverado crew cab frame, the diesel hybrid improves Army fuel consumption by 20 percent, reduces emissions and provides troops with electrical power.