General Motors hydrogen plans begin with the military

The American car company, General Motors, apparently sees a future for hydrogen fuel cells in the military. It is now publicising its Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (SURUS) – a platform with a skateboard shaped chassis with semi-autonomous capabilities.

It’s low heat, quiet, with 400 miles range, odour-free, quick to refuel, with water vapour as its only emission.

A lot of great inventions have found their feet in the military first - not least every day technologies like GPS, the EpiPen, the microwave, and the internet.

This could be interesting for hydrogen. The military tends to be very practical and use things that work. If it takes up hydrogen fuel cells this is a great endorsement.