NTPC launched Hydrogen Fuel bus and car project for Leh, New Delhi

It will support renewable energy for the generation of hydrogen and develop the storage and dispensation facilities under the pilot projects at Leh and Delhi.

Current Affairs:India’s largest power producer, NTPC Ltd, has invited Global Expression of Interest (EoI) to provide 10 Hydrogen Fuel Cell (FC) based electric buses and an equal number of Hydrogen Fuel Cell-based electric cars in Leh and Delhi.   Hydrogen Fuel Bus and Car

Highlights:
♦ The first of its kind move aims to procure Hydrogen Fuel Cell-based vehicles is a project in the country. It will provide complete solutions from green energy to the fuel cell vehicle.
♦ The EoI has been issued by NTPC’s wholly-owned subsidiary, NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) Limited.
♦ The initiative is undertaken with support from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
♦ It will support renewable energy for the generation of hydrogen and develop the storage and dispensation facilities under the pilot projects at Leh and Delhi.
♦ The move aims to launch hydrogen-powered vehicles at the decarbonizing mobility segment.
♦ The company took various technology initiatives and will provide a complete e-Mobility solution for public transport including the creation of public charging infrastructure and providing electric buses to State/City Transport Undertakings.  
♦ Around 90 public charging stations in various cities and battery charging and swapping stations at Faridabad for e-3-wheelers have already been commissioned.
♦ Also, the e-Bus solution for Andaman & Nicobar Administration is under implementation.

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