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Hydrogen fuel electric buses and cars for Delhi and Leh

The aim of the launch of Hydrogen fuel cell-based electric cars for Delhi and Leh by NTPC Ltd. will be for decarbonizing the mobility segment.

Apr 28, 2020 12:25 IST
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National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) on April 26 announced that it has invited global expression of interest (EOI) in order to provide Hydrogen fuel cell-based electric cars for Delhi and Leh.

As per the official statement, NTPC’s wholly-owned subsidiary, NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) has issued the EOI of 10 such buses and cars.

The move for the procurement of Hydrogen fuel cell-based cars will be one of a kind projects in India for the development of complete solution from green energy to fuel cell vehicles.

Objective:

The aim of the launch of Hydrogen fuel cell-based electric cars for Delhi and Leh by NTPC Ltd. will be for decarbonizing the mobility segment.

Key Highlights:

•  The initiative has been undertaken with the support of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

•  The initiative involves the harness of renewable energy for the generation of hydrogen.

•  There will also be the development of its storage and dispensation facilities which will be a part of pilot projects at Delhi and Leh.

Other technology initiatives by NTPC:

The technology initiatives by NTPC aims at providing complete e-mobility solutions for public transport. It includes the creation of public charging infrastructure as well as providing electric buses to State/city transport undertakings.

For the plan, 90 public charging stations in different cities, battery charging and swapping stations for e-3-wheelers at Faridabad have already been commissioned.  E-bus solution for Andaman and Nicobar has also been under implementation.

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