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
♦ 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.