General Motors hydrogen pick-ups to be tested by Southern Company

GM pick-ups hydrogen fuel cell Southern Company US
General Motors fuel cell pick-ups to be tested by Southern Company

As part of a government-funded programme*, the American manufacturer is in charge of a pilot scheme to deploy fuel cell pick-ups to professional customers. And in this instance, it will be at Southern Company.

This electricity company in the south-east of the United States is to receive prototypes based on the Chevrolet Silverado 5500 MD. These hydrogen-powered pick-ups will feature GM’s Hydrotec fuel cell and hydrogen tanks. They will have a range of over 450 km and will be able to meet the same requirements as the equivalent internal combustion model, with a power output of 300 kW.

In addition to providing the fleet of vehicles, General Motors will also be contributing to the development of an ecosystem. In conjunction with Southern Company and Nel Asa, this will involve creating a local micro-grid to produce green hydrogen at off-peak hours. GM’s fuel cells will also be used to power 350 kW superchargers for electric vehicles.

More details can be found here.

*Super truck 3 programme and the HFTO, both under the Department of Energy

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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Mariem Ben Tili

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Laurent Meillaud

Laurent Meillaud

Freelance automotive journalist and consultant, author as well, focused on technologies and new trends for more than 30 years, convinced that hydrogen is one of the energies for the future.

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