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Delhi-NCR gets access to Indian Oil's Hydrogen bus trial

New Delhi and neighbouring areas will be initially tried for Hydrogen buses by Indian Oil Corporation (IOC).

Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Hardeep Singh Puri flagged off the 1st Green Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus at India Gate.

Two buses will initially ply at a predetermined 100 km corridor in Delhi-NCR without passengers to accumulate 3,00,000 kms as part of the trial. These buses are powered on Indian Oil's technology and is manufactured by Tata.

Although, there is no emissions as of now, but the cost of running is around Rs. 12 km per kg where as diesel or petroleum costs around Rs. 3 litre. Moreover, the minimum cost of production of Green Hydrogen is even higher at around Rs. 400 per kg. While trials will be increased with four more buses in a few weeks, the practicality of these buses seems a long way in the future.


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