1st Green Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus Flagged off from Kartavya Path

• Shri Rameswar Teli, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas & Labour and Employment flagged off the bus at Kartavya Path, New Delhi

• The fuel cell utilizes Hydrogen and air to generate electricity to power the bus and the only by-product from the bus is water therefore making it possibly the most environmentally friendly mode of transportation as compared to conventional buses that run on diesel and petrol.

• With three times the energy density and the absence of harmful emissions, hydrogen shines as a cleaner, more efficient choice to meet the energy requirements.

• Buses powered with hydrogen cells take a few minutes to fully charge themselves.

• Emerging fuels like hydrogen and biofuels shall account for 25% of global incremental energy demand growth over the next two decades.

• India is privy to the launch of the world’s first BS 6 (Stage II) Electrified Flex Fuel vehicle prototype that encompasses both the flex fuel engine as well as an electric powertrain that offers higher use of ethanol combined with better fuel efficiencies.

• IndianOil collaborated with Tata Motors for the development of indigenous solutions pertaining to Fuel Cell and hydrogen infrastructure in the country.

• Hydrogen will be a key player in the transition to a carbon-free economy and will help mitigate climate change.

• Milestone towards zero-emission mobility.

• 15 fuel cell buses will be plying on specified routes in the Delhi NCR Region to establish the performance data under Indian operating conditions.

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