TATA to supply hydrogen fuelled buses to Indian Oil
As per news reports, automobile major Tata Motors has bagged a tender of 15 hydrogen-based proton exchange membrane fuel cell buses from Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL). The tender was opened in December 2020 and Indian Oil had invited bids for supply of PEM fuel cell buses post which Tata Motors was selected after a rigorous evaluation process.
The buses will be delivered within 144 weeks from the date of signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Additionally, Tata Motors will also join forces to undertake R & D projects and collectively study further the potential of Fuel Cell technology for commercial vehicles.
This will be done by jointly testing, maintaining and operating these buses for public transport in real-world conditions in Delhi-NCR. The buses will be refuelled by hydrogen, generated and dispensed by IOCL.