Major Automaker Mahindra & Mahindra is Investigating Fuel Cells and Hydrogen

13 Apr 2012

Mahindra MRV

Mumbai-based automaker Mahindra & Mahindra has revealed that it is working on fuel cell and hydrogen technology as an option for future models of its vehicles. The company is a major supplier of sports utility and commercial vehicles and tractors, which currently use diesel engines.

This week the multinational company, which has a presence in over 100 countries and a number of industrial sectors, formally inaugurated its new, state-of-the-art development and engineering centre in Chennai. The Mahindra Research Valley (MRV) facility will boost its in-house capabilities in R&D and alternative drivetrain development for both automobiles and tractors.

The aim is to shorten product development and make it more cost-effective. In addition to fuel cells and hydrogen, Mahindra is working on full diesel–electric hybrid technology, biodiesel, and battery electric vehicles; it told India’s daily newspaper Business Standard that some of these will be ready for launch by 2015.

Image: Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Former President of India, formally inaugurates the Mahindra Research Valley in Chennai. To his right: Anand Mahindra (VC and MD, Mahindra Group). To his left, from Mahindra & Mahindra’s Automotive and Farm Equipment Division: Rajan Wadhera, (CEO, Technology, Product Development and Sourcing) and Dr Pawan Goenka, (President)

Reference: Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd / Business Standard

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