GM has introduced that will probably be exhibiting off a brand new hydrogen gasoline cell powered electrical automobile on the fall assembly of the Affiliation of america Military occurring this week. The brand new platform is known as the Silent Utility Rover Common Superstructure or SURUS. SURUS is a versatile gasoline cell electrical platform with autonomous capabilities.
The platform makes use of the GM Hydrotec gasoline system, autonomous functionality, and truck chassis elements for zero-emission propulsion. The platform is quiet and produces no odor when working and is designed to supply off-road mobility. It’s silent operation and lack of smelly fumes might assist it when working behind enemy strains.
The electrical platform provides on the spot high-torque output and the electrical energy generated by the gasoline cell is exportable. The platform additionally produces water that can be utilized for different essential wants and the platform guarantees quick refueling, which is one thing conventional electrical automobiles can’t promise.
SURUS platform is versatile sufficient that it may be used for several types of automobiles together with utility vans, cell and emergency energy technology, cargo supply vans, business freight, and lightweight and medium obligation vans. GM says that future navy particular automobiles are doable as nicely. SURUS additionally has leader-follower configuration that would scale back the variety of folks wanted to move giant quantities of products utilizing autonomous options.
That configuration permits the human occupied automobile to guide autonomous automobiles in a convoy with much less personnel wanted. The platform has two electrical drive models, four-wheel steering, lithium-ion battery system, Gen 2 gasoline cell, sufficient hydrogen storage for 400 miles, GM truck chassis elements and superior suspension.