Olectra Greentech in technical partnership with Reliance on Thursday unveiled a Hydrogen-powered Bus, which would be launched commercially within a year.
Olectra Greentech Ltd (OGL), a subsidiary of Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Ltd (MEIL), is set to offer the next-generation transport system to the Indian market, a statement stated.
In the wake of the depletion of natural resources and the negative impacts of air pollution and emissions, Olectra has taken the initiative to accelerate the development of Hydrogen-powered buses.
It would also help the government to achieve its carbon-free hydrogen ambitions, the company said.
Olectra aims to contribute to the nation's environmentally sustainable energy security through its Hydrogen buses, the statement said.
The 12-metre low-floor bus has a customisable seating capacity of 32 to 49 seats for passengers and one driver seat, it informed.
"A single hydrogen fill allows the bus to travel up to 400 km. Hydrogen for this range coverage takes just about 15 minutes," the statement said.
When it comes to emissions, these buses generate only water as tailpipe emissions. This is the main unique selling proposition for phasing out old diesel and petrol systems and replacing them with these green buses.
Type-4 hydrogen cylinders are established on the top of the bus. The cylinders can withstand temperatures between (-) 20 and (+) 85 degrees Celsius.
Olectra aims at commercially launching these buses within a year.
Established in 2000, Olectra Greentech manufactures electric buses in India. It is also India's largest silicone rubber/composite insulators manufacturer for power transmission and distribution networks.
(With inputs from PTI)
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