Indian government evaluating hydrogen vehicles

Indian government evaluating hydrogen vehicles

India’s Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on Saturday said it is inviting comments for safety evaluation of hydrogen-propelled vehicles.

The Government of India department issued a draft notification on 10th July proposing an amendment to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 for inclusion of the standards for the  safety evaluation of the vehicles being propelled through hydrogen fuel cells.

“It is proposed to include motor vehicles of Categories M and N, running on compressed gaseous hydrogen fuel cell, to be in accordance with AIS (automotive industry standard) 157:2020, as amended from time to time, till the corresponding BIS specification is notified under the Bureau of Indian Standard Act, 2016,” the Ministry said in a statement.

“Further, the hydrogen fuel specifications for fuel cell vehicles shall be in accordance with ISO 14687 till the corresponding BIS specification is notified under the Bureau of Indian Standard Act, 2016.”


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