Tata Motors and ISRO Develop First Indian Fuel Cell Bus

29 Jul 2013

Tata Starbus Fuel CellIndia’s first fuel cell bus is undergoing testing at an Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) facility, reports The Economic Times of India. Tata Motors and ISRO entered into a fuel cell bus development MoU in 2006 and the ensuing work has now come to fruition. The fuel cells used in the test vehicle have been developed using experiences gained from ISRO’s development of cryogenic technologies. ISRO is also experienced in the production, storage and handling of gaseous and liquid hydrogen.

Tata Motors has shown considerable interest in fuel cell buses recently, having unveiled its Starbus concept bus at Auto Expo in January 2012 and in the same month it signed an agreement with Ballard Power Systems for the provision of twelve FCvelocity-1100 fuel cell stacks to enable fuel cell bus demonstrations in India. Tata Motors is India’s largest automaker and the world’s third largest bus manufacturer.

 

Reference: The Economic Times

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