OIL has commissioned the Green Hydrogen Generation plant in Johrhat and this bus will run initially for Johrhat to Kaziranga national park. Mr Goswami informed that after running the e- bus on test basis for one year, it be will be launched in other parts of the country.
Oil India Limited Director (operations) , Shri Pankaj Kumar Goswami said the future of Mobility is the hydrogen and these small initiatives will fulfill the green targets set by Prime Minister Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the e-bus on the first day of India Energy Week in Bengaluru. OIL, under the National Hydrogen Mission and Atmanirbhar Bharat vision has developed indigenously hydrogen fuel cell-based bus under its Startup program, SNEH. The 60 KW capacity fuel cell uses Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) technology to produce electricity. Bus has the tank capacity of 21.9 Kg at 350 bar pressure. The bus is designed to accommodate 32 persons including the driver and is provided with wheel chair facility.