IndianOil Corporation and Tata Motors have successfully launched the demonstration trials of India’s first hydrogen (H2) fuel cell bus.
The demonstration event was held in the presence of Dr R Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, and the Chairman and Board Members of IndianOil. The bus was flagged off during the 47th Foundation Day function of IndianOil R&D centre in Faridabad.
The project is being executed under the partial financial support from the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).
In a press release, IndianOil said, “H2 is considered to be the fuel of the future and using the fuel cell technology, very high efficiencies can be achieved with water as the only component in the exhaust. To be fuelled at nation’s first H2 dispensing facility at R&D Centre of IndianOil, the vehicle would be subjected to long duration trials to understand the durability and efficacy of the fuel cell technology for mobility applications.”