RIL and Bharat Benz Introduce Luxury Concept Hydrogen-Powered Coach
During the fourth Energy Transitions Working Group conference in Goa, under India’s G20 Presidency, Bharat Benz and Reliance Industries showcased India’s inaugural intercity luxury concept coach, which runs on hydrogen fuel cell technology.
According to Nitin Seth, CEO, of New Mobility, Reliance Industries, in a LinkedIn post on Wednesday, the luxury intercity coach is powered by a fuel cell system that was designed and developed by Reliance Industries using cutting-edge components from international partners with significant localization.
“The intercity bus can travel approximately 400 km on a single hydrogen fill and can bring long-distance travel between cities on clean fuel like Hydrogen. The Bus will undergo extensive trials, validation and safety trials over the next 12 months,” Seth added in his post.
This January, India began its National Green Hydrogen Mission. Mobility is essential to the aim since Indian transportation accounts for 25–35% of PM2.5 emissions and 80% of oil is imported at a cost to the exchequer of more than $100 billion.
Earlier, on February 6, 2023, during the India Energy Week in Bangalore, RIL announced India’s first hydrogen internal combustion engine technology solution for heavy-duty vehicles.
About Reliance Industries Limited
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is a Fortune 500 company and the largest private sector corporation in India. It was founded by Dhirubhai Ambani in 1958 as a small venture firm trading commodities. It has diversified into various businesses, including energy, petrochemicals, natural gas, retail, telecommunications, media, and textiles. Some of its well-known subsidiaries are Jio Platforms, Reliance Retail, Reliance Petroleum, Network18 Group, and Alok Industries . It is also India’s largest exporter, accounting for 7% of India’s total merchandise exports
About Bharat Benz
BharatBenz is a brand of Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), a subsidiary of the German manufacturer Daimler Truck AG. It produces trucks and buses for the Indian market, based on the platforms of Mercedes-Benz and Fuso. It was launched in 2011 and its headquarters are in Oragadam, Chennai
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