Indian companies are testing a fuel cell bus that emits only water
A bus that runs on a hydrogen fuel cell and emits only water is being tested in India, several news organizations in the country reported this past week.
The bus was made in a joint project by Tata Motors and Indian Oil Corp., with backing from the Indian government.
Hydrogen fuel cell technology is more efficient than traditional combustion engines, according to the companies.
“In a span of a year, IOC will conduct various field trials. We need to assess the overall performance of the fuel cell, monitor emissions, engine performance and safety aspects of hydrogen storage,” Indian Oil Corp. director of R&D SSV Ramakumar told the Economic Times newspaper in India. “We are working on reducing the fuelling costs by storing and filling at high pressure. The purpose is to develop zero-emission transport.”