Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus: Indian Army gets hydrogen-powered bus, know mileage and complete detailsHydrogen Fuel Cell Bus: Indian Army gets hydrogen-powered bus, know mileage and complete details

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus: The Indian Army has collaborated with Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) for sustainable transportation solutions. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Army and IOCL. In this program, a bus running on hydrogen fuel cells was handed over to the Indian Army. Army Chief General Manoj Pandey and Indian Oil Chairman Shrikant Madhav Vaidya were present in this program.

IndianOil currently operates 15 fuel cell buses in the Delhi-NCR region, covering a total distance of 3,00,000 kilometers. That means 20000 km on each bus. SM Vaidya, Chairman, IndianOil said, “Today is indeed a very important day as the bus, which is part of the Green Hydrogen Fuel Cell bus fleet, will now be operated by the Indian Army. This collaboration with the Indian Army is a step towards a greener and more sustainable future. An important step in that direction.”

The hydrogen fuel cell bus has a seating capacity of 37 passengers. The bus has a range of 250-300 km on a fully filled 30 kg hydrogen fuel tank. The bus runs by converting hydrogen gas into electricity through an electro-chemical process. In this entire process, only water steam comes out as a by-product. These buses have been made by Tata Motors. The first hydrogen fuel cell-powered bus was handed over to IOCL by Tata Motors in September 2023. The hydrogen fuel cell bus has a seating capacity of 37 passengers. The bus has a range of 250-300 km on a fully filled 30 kg hydrogen fuel tank. The bus runs by converting hydrogen gas into electricity through an electro-chemical process. In this entire process, only water steam comes out as a by-product. These buses have been made by Tata Motors. The first hydrogen fuel cell-powered bus was handed over to IOCL by Tata Motors in September 2023.

A pilot project is being set up in Chushul. Where a 200 kilo-watt green hydrogen-based microgram will provide clean electricity to the soldiers 24 hours a day, sharing his views on the collaboration, General Manoj Pandey, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC, Senior Chief of Army Staff, Indian Army, said, “The partnership between Indian Oil and the Indian Army spans over six decades and is built on trust. Based on an unbreakable bond. The Indian Army is committed to adopting new technologies that enhance our operational capabilities while ensuring environmental sustainability. We will be testing one of the hydrogen buses. And I must thank IndianOil for choosing him as our partner.”

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