Indian Oil hands over Green Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus to army for use in Delhi-NCR

New Delhi, May 27,2024:  Indian Oil on Monday handed over a state-of-the-art green hydrogen fuel cell bus to the Indian Army as part of the public sector oil giant’s objective to promote sustainable, eco-friendly transportation.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also signed between Indian Oil and the Indian Army to pioneer the deployment of hydrogen fuel cell technology for heavy-duty e-mobility.

The handing over and signing ceremony was held at the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi, in the presence of General Manoj Pande (Chief of Army Staff, S M Vaidya, Chairman, IndianOil and senior officials.

General Pande said: “The Indian Army is committed to exploring and adopting innovative technologies that enhance our operational capabilities while ensuring environmental sustainability. We will be testing one of the hydrogen buses, and I must thank Indian Oil for choosing the Indian Army as their partner.”

India Oil chairman Vaidya said: “This collaboration with the Indian Army is a landmark step towards a greener and more sustainable future. Indian Oil is currently operating 15 fuel cell buses in the Delhi-NCR region accumulating a total mileage of 300,000 kilometers which works out to 20000 kms for each bus.”


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