MoU inked to drive-in Hydrogen-CNG vehicle

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New Delhi, Sept 19 (UNI) A project that would enable Light Commercial Vehicles, cars and autorickshaws to run on a blend of hydrogen up to 30 per cent and CNG was launched by a formal signing of the MoU between different stakeholders.

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) and Indian Oil Corporation signed the MoU here today, said a statement.

This is the first public-private partnership sponsored by MNRE in the area of Hydrogen Energy.

Other than Indian Oil Corporation, the project involves five vehicle manufacturers- Ashok Leyland, Bajaj Auto, Eicher Motors, Mahindra&Mahindra and Tata Motors.

Three Light Commercial Vehicles, one car, one utility vehicle and two three-wheelers would be developed and tested with different blends of Hydrogen and CNG to arrive at a optimum blend which would enable existing vehicles on the road to be suitably modified to be able to run with the proposed blend.

Prior to the induction of this technology with existing fleet road endurance testing would be done.

At the end of the project, which is scheduled to be completed in 24 months, a detail set of recommendations would be presented to enable existing fleet in different parts of the country to run on appropriate mix of CNG and Hydrogen.


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