From disasters to freight, this driverless fuel cell platform has it covered

General Motors

On Monday, General Motors gave us a quick look at a new fuel cell EV platform it’s developing, called SURUS. It stands for Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure, and it’s a large driverless vehicle—about the size of a shipping container—that GM thinks could work in a range of applications, including mobile and emergency power generation, cargo delivery, and even military use. We weren’t allowed to take any photos of it, but on Friday GM made it public.

SURUS is powered by GM’s latest hydrogen fuel cell system. The company has been working with Honda since 2013 on the technology, and it plans to commercialize it within the next five years, targeting commercial and military buyers. “SURUS redefines fuel cell electric technology for both highway and off-road environments,” said Charlie Freese, executive director of GM Global Fuel Cell Business. “General Motors is committed to bringing new high-performance, zero-emission systems to solve complex challenges for a variety of customers.”

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Source: Ars Technica

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