By Jagdish Kumar2016-02-23T15:42:00+00:00
With growing CO2 emissions globally and showing an alternative to fossil fuel-powered cars, Toyota unveiled a hydrogen fuel cell-powered car at the Indian Auto Expo 2016 show held recently in National Capital Region (NCR) near Delhi.
The Toyota’s Mirai is driven by a synchronous AC motor that produces up to 152 horsepower and 335Nm of torque, and is based on the power control unit of the Toyota Prius, with the PUC deciding when to draw energy from battery or from the fuel cell stack directly.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s has rated the four door sedan as the most fuel efficient hydrogen-powered vehicle, while the car has also received support from the Japanese government to support the commercialisation of fuel cell technology.
Now, the car – which features a capacity of 122.4 litres of hydrogen and can achieve a speed of 100km per hour within nine seconds – has been unveiled in India for the first time.
Toyota was not alone in showcasing the future at the event – India’s leading car manufacturer Tata Motors also launched its hydrogen fuel cell-powered car at the show, the Tata Magic Iris Ziva.
The small passenger vehicle is powered by the company’s indigenous air-cooled hydrogen cell stack, which has a continuous power output of 3.5 kW, a normal power output of 5 kW, and a maximum power output of 9 kW at 2,100 rpm.
Cryogenic engineering and equipment manufacturer INOXCVA will be providing cryogenics technologies along with associated equipment and project management for the upcoming FLNG terminal of LNG BHARAT, within the breakwaters of the Krishnapatnam Port on the east coast of India.
Toyota Motor has announced its plans to sell more than 50,000 fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) by the year 2025, generating an increased demand for hydrogen (H2) from the industrial gas industry.
Maharashtra-based Airox Technologies Private limited, one of the leading PSA oxygen generator suppliers in India, has secured multiuple accolades at the ‘Oscars of Indian Healthcare’ awards.
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