Tata delivers first Hydrogen Fuel Cell bus to Indian Oil

Tata Motors will provide 15 FCEV buses to IOCL to evaluate the potential of hydrogen-based fuel-cell technology.

Tata Motors has delivered the first-of-its-kind Hydrogen Fuel Cell-powered (FCEV) buses to the Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL).

In June 2021, Tata Motors won a tender from IOCL to provide 15 FCEV buses to evaluate the potential of hydrogen-based PEM fuel-cell technology in India. It is built at a dedicated lap in Tata Motors' R&D centre in Pune.

The Tata FCEV bus is 12 meters long and can seat 35 passengers. It's a low-floor design offering easy ingress and egress. According to Rajendra Petkar, President & CTO, Tata Motors, the bus features a 350-bar hydrogen storage system, a 70 kW fuel stack, an electronic braking system, stability control, an intelligent transport system and new-generation telematics.

In addition to Hydrogen Fuel Cell-powered buses, Tata's R&D facilities have also developed other alternate fuel technologies, including battery-electric, hybrid, CNG, LNG and Hydrogen ICE.

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