27 Apr 2020

NTPC to Procure Hydrogen Fuel Bus and Cars for Leh and New Delhi

27 Apr 2020  by ET Bureau   
NTPC Ltd on Sunday said it has invited global expression of interest (EoI) to provide Hydrogen Fuel Cell (FC) based electric buses and Hydrogen Fuel Cell based electric cars in Leh and Delhi.

The EoI for 10 such buses and cars has been issued by NTPC's wholly owned subsidiary, NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) Limited, an official statement said.

The move to procure Hydrogen Fuel Cell based vehicles is first of its kind project in the country, wherein a complete solution from green energy to the fuel cell vehicle would be developed, it said.

The initiative, undertaken with support of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, will harness renewable energy for generation of hydrogen and develop it's storage and dispensation facilities as part of pilot projects at Leh and Delhi. The move to launch hydrogen powered vehicles aims at decarbonizing mobility segment, the statement said.

NTPC has commissioned 90 public charging stations in various cities and battery charging and swapping station at Faridabad for e-3-wheelers. An e-Bus solution for Andaman & Nicobar Administration is under implementation, it said.

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