Recently, India announced that it is to start the operation of its first hydrogen filling station in the first part of 2007.

Indian Oil Company is to offer hydrogen refuelling capabilities at a petrol pump near Nigambodh Ghat.

The pump will deliver hydrogen and hydrogen mixed with CNG, allowing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to refuel and bringing the viability of such machines a little closer in India.

The new filling station will be able to meet demand of as much as 1,000 vehicles per day.

Fuel cell vehicles to India
Daimler Chrysler, makers of Mercedes-Benz, is open to the suggestion that it could manufacture automobiles that run on fuel cells available in India.

The company see India as an important market for growth.

Thomas Weber, head of technology at the company said: $quot;Bluetec Technology, which provides for the cleanest diesel engine, had been introduced in the United States. But the fuel available in India was not good enough for use in the technology because the company requires fuel that has sulphur levels of less than 50 parts per million (PPM).$quot;